J. Michael Traynor

J. Michael Traynor has joined the Orr | Cook firm after serving 18 years as a circuit court judge in St Johns County. Prior to his work on the judicial bench, he spent 20 years practicing civil law in St Augustine, Florida. Judge Traynor has handled a range of complex matters involving criminal, civil, juvenile delinquency, dependency, family and probate. He is known for his commitment to civility in the courtroom, high ethical standards and integrity as a neutral. After almost 40 years of combined legal and judicial experience, he is now practicing as a certified mediator in the 4th, 7th, and 18th circuits of Florida. The counties in which he will mediate include Nassau, Duval, Clay, St Johns, Putnam, Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, and Brevard.

Experience:

  • 20 years of private practice in civil law
  • 18 years as a judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida.
  • Assigned several different positions as a judge and presided over hundreds of jury and non-jury trials, some including: Florida juvenile delinquency cases, family law cases, and felony criminal cases

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Probate Law
  • Property Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Estate Planning Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Wills Law
  • General Practice
  • Business Law
  • Trusts Law
  • Trial Practice

Education:

  • Seminary of St. Vincent de Paul, B.A., Philosophy (1970)
  • University of Florida, J.D., 1980

Based in Jacksonville, Florida the attorneys at Orr | Cook draw upon over 100 years of combined legal experience to serve clients throughout Florida and across the country.

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