The Family Law Inn of Court presented the 2012 Theodore Millison Professionalism Award to Joseph D. Hunt of Harris and Hunt, P.A.
Harris and Hunt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Joseph D. Hunt has been awarded the 2012 Theodore Millison Professionalism Award by the Family Law Inn of Court.
The Theodore Millison Professionalism Award, named in honor of the late Theodore Millison, a Tampa family law practitioner who was beloved in the family law community, is given once a year to an attorney who exemplifies the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the practice of family law. This is the highest award presented by the Family Law Inn of Court.
The ceremony was held at Tampa's George Edgecomb Courthouse. The Honorable Judge Catherine Catlin announced Mr. Hunt to a courtroom filled with Mr. Hunt's family, co-workers, law partner, Nancy Harris, peers, colleagues and several members of the judiciary. Following the ceremony, Mr. Hunt's three daughters, Sarine, Simone and Josslynn, unveiled the new plaque permanently located on the 4th floor of the courthouse.
Joseph Hunt is a Partner with Harris and Hunt, P.A., where he practices exclusively in the area of marital and family law. Mr. Hunt is one of 280 Florida attorneys who have earned the designation of Board Certified in marital and family law. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1993 and is a member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section. Mr. Hunt is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association; formerly served as the Chairperson of the Hillsborough County Bar Association Family Law Section, is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section and the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group; is a master member of the Tampa Family Law Inns of Court; and previously served on a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
Mr. Hunt applies a constructive, cost-benefit approach to family law litigation and has litigated numerous cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee and Hernando Counties. Additionally, Mr. Hunt handles collaborative cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties.
Mr. Hunt received his B.A. degree from Michigan State University and his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law. He has completed Family Mediation Certification training, has served as a family law mediator, and has been a frequent speaker on Family Law issues. Mr. Hunt is also active in charitable causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Lawyers for Literacy and the Rotary Club of Tampa, where he has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.