A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Michael Kalil earned a bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of North Florida. While active on the UNF campus, Michael Kalil served as chief justice of the school’s student government, he participated in committees relates to academic appeals, student conduct, and parking appeals. Michael Kalil went on to receive a law degree from Stetson University College of Law and a certificate in leadership development from Stetson College of Law.
After graduating from Stetson, Attorney Kalil joined the Office of the Public Defender as an assistant public defender, representing citizens of Duval County in 29 trials. He subsequently joined his father’s Jacksonville law firm, where he has handled hundreds of cases related to, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and product liability, including complex civil litigation trials lasting several weeks. Starting January 2021, Attorney Kalil will be sworn in as a judge.
A former member of the Florida Justice Associations Young Lawyers Board and the American Association for Justice, he maintains membership in Leadership Florida, a statewide network of leaders who regularly convene for professional development and inspiration.