Fierce Compassion. Experienced Representation.


Attorney Michael Hines is not only exceptionally qualified and experienced, practicing law in Florida for over a decade; he is also a devoted husband and father who passionately fights for his clients. Prepared to win your battles in the courtroom, Hines is a tough negotiator with real trial experience. He has led a life of service with the unique perspective that a former State Prosecutor, Police Detective, and military veteran of the U.S. Navy can bring to your case.

Choosing the right lawyer is vital to the outcome of your case. Having a compassionate, experienced professional who is also a tough negotiator working for you will help you avoid serious pitfalls and consequences that delay justice and can cost you dearly.

Attorney Michael Hines has successfully resolved Family and Criminal Law issues and situations from amicable and fairly simple to logistically complex to the seemingly impossible.

The Law Office of Michael Hines, P.A. and his dedicated team are poised to use their passion, experience and expertise to your advantage.

Put our experience to work for you. Call now, 904-794-7898.

Passionately and proudly serving our clients in: Divorce, Spousal Support/Alimony, Child Support, Parenting Plans, Visitation, Time Sharing, Custody, and Paternity. Criminal Trials, DUI, Felony, Misdemeanor, Drug, Traffic Crimes, Probation Violation, and more - in the Northeast Florida counties of St. Johns, Putnam and Flagler; and the communities of Saint Augustine, Palatka, Hastings, Bunnell, Crescent Beach, Saint Augustine Beach, Fruit Cove, World Golf Village, Ponte Vedra Beach, Palencia, St. Augustine Shores, Welaka, Moultrie Creek, Davis Shores, Anastasia Island, Moultrie Junction, St. Augustine South, Vilano Beach, Palm Valley, Nocatee, Palm Coast, Crescent City, East Palatka, Florahome, Satsuma, Interlachen, Flagler Beach, Pomona Park and surrounding areas.

Family Law

Divorcing? You need a seasoned, compassionate Attorney like Michael Hines, who will first listen to your needs with discretion, without judgement, and who will fiercely defend your interests and assets.

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Of course, the most important people involved in all paternity cases are the children. The law office of Michael Hines will work in their best interests first and foremost, and everything else comes second.

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Divorce is a challenge. Our experience helps. Divorce cases are first and foremost about the lives, relationships, and futures of the people involved. You will have many questions at the outset.

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Criminal Law

Michael Hines has more than ten years of experience as a criminal defense attorney, trying dozens of criminal cases from DUI's, drug offenses, weapons charges, white collar crimes, and more.

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  • Will

    Michael was great to work with. This case has been going on for years and transferred several times which has required me to change attorneys several times. Michael was the first attorney that made me feel at ease and that he really cared about my case. With all the difficulties and stress with going to court and dealing with something as personal as custody of a child it was really a relief to have an attorney as competent and caring as Michael. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Donna

    Michael was very caring and helpful both professionally during a difficult time in our family. I would highly recommend his services.

  • Regino

    I've had Mr. Hines as my attorney the last 19 months and in that time he's represented me on various cases involving family law. He keeps me informed on the 3 cases that are opened. I've been in the courtroom with Mr. Hines and he really knows his way around one which puts me at ease during a very trying time. He has a excellent staff working for him and they've been very helpful when I needed anything.

  • Rob

    Michael Hines is an excellent attorney who consistently impressed me with his knowledge of the law, experience in working within the local court system (which is very important) and his attentiveness to my case. As a fellow attorney, I immediately knew that hiring Michael was the right choice to guide me through a very difficult period. I would not hesitate to hire him again or to recommend him to anyone who is dealing with family or criminal law issues.

  • Jon

    Michael handled my Divorce in 2006/7 - from the beginning, he and his staff were able to listen carefully to my requirements, were open and available for discussion throughout the case, were very knowledgeable concerning different options and provided excellent feedback throughout the divorce. Michael knew how the court system worked, knew personally the judges and opposing counsel, and was able to reach an agreeable situation that was satisfactory to myself and opposing counsel. I have used Michael twice before in other cases outside the divorce, and he has always provided excellent service.

  • J

    Michael's experience and insight were a step beyond his peers. His responsiveness to requests for contact were timely and helpful. His staff's professionalism and skill reflect Michaels standards. I would and have recommended him to others.

  • Anonymous

    Michael is a great attorney up to date on current laws. Michael has defended me against a "Rambo style" attorney and an ex who has used five other attorneys. He manages his time well. Knows his way around the court and is a pit bull in any depo or confrontation. He is an honest, hardworking, well respected family man and attorney. His staff is a dream and communication is excellent. I would not have placed my child's custody in anyone else's hands.

  • Glenn

    Michael did an excellent job with my case. With out getting into the specifics, he was able to get the judgement I wanted. He and his staff were always friendly and communicated frequently and kept me up to date. I hired him approximately three months ago. I have no reservations recommending him to everyone I know.

  • Matt

    Could not have had a better experience. I called this attorney after hours on a Friday and he called right back - we met that Monday and had all my matters taken care of within a week. His experience speaks for itself - a former police officer and state prosecutor - he sees the BIG PICTURE - and he explains that picture to you. You won't find a better lawyer but more importantly a better person to help you with your legal needs, I was fortunate to have worked with Michael Hines!

  • Jennifer
    Mr. Hines, Just wanted to thank you for what you did for me. I have recommended you to 2 other people and I will surely recommend you to many more. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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