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Michael Patrick Hines

Michael Patrick Hines

Fierce Compassion. Experienced Representation.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Florida
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Michael Hines received his undergraduate education at Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida (BA Criminology, 1993), and his law degree from Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Juris Doctorate, 1998). He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 (# 0158194).

Prior to attending law school, Michael’s career was one that started with him joining the United States Navy in 1980. During his six years in the Navy he achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class, EN1 (SW). In 1986, while still stationed at the brig as a Corrections Officer, Hines was accepted to the Virginia Beach Police Academy and began working patrol in the 3rd Precinct. By 1994, Hines had advanced to Police Detective and worked at the 4th Precinct as a Precinct Detective, mainly investigating property crimes. During his time serving with the Virginia Beach Police Department, Michael attended school at night and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Leo University in 1993 through their military extension program.

Michael’s career in the law began as an Assistant State Attorney for Duval County, Florida, as a Prosecutor assigned to the Felony Division, he regularly tried cases such as Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Burglary, Drug Offenses, Felony DUI, Escape, Kidnapping, Murder, Robbery, Theft Offenses, and all other Felony Offenses.

After a stint with a civil defense law firm and nearly four years as In-House General Counsel for Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association, Michael decided in 2004 that it was time to open his own Law Practice.

After much planning, on March 1st of 2005, Michael opened his office in South St. Augustine. In July of 2006, the move was made to his current facility at 4425 U.S. 1 South, the building Hines purchased to house his growing practice and his newly formed legal team. Michael has put together an experienced, professional, and passionate team consisting of a Paralegal, a Receptionist/Legal Assistant who work closely with him a

Temple University
J.D. (1998) | Law
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St. Leo College
B.A. (1993)
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Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Law Office Of Michael Hines, PA
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In-House General Counsel
Coastal Florida Police Benevolent Association
Quintairos, Prieto, Et Al
Assistant State Attorney
Duval County State Attorney's Office
Professional Associations
St. Augustine Inn of Court
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Florida State Bar # 158194
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
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St Augustine Divorce Lawyer
St Augustine Family Lawyer
Contact & Map
4425 US Highway 1 S
Ste 105
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
Telephone: (904) 794-7898
Fax: (904) 797-5507