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About Mike Orr

Dedicated Leadership.

Michael Fox Orr is an AV rated attorney practicing business and civil litigation at Dawson∣Orr in Jacksonville.  Michael has devoted much of his legal career serving in leadership positions with The Florida Bar, The Jacksonville Bar, and voluntary bar associations, always striving to better the legal profession. 

He has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine and an Up & Comer by Florida Trend Legal Elite. While serving The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, Michael was recognized with the Most Productive Board Member Award. Recently, Michael was honored with the opportunity to co-author the third chapter of “Civil Trial Practice” published by The Florida Bar in conjunction with LexisNexis.  He has tried several jury and bench trials in multiple counties, and has argued appeals before the 1st , 2nd , 4th and 5th DCA’s. More importantly, Michael is married to a skilled lawyer and wonderful wife, Eileen, who was his first endorsement when he decided to run for the Board of Governors. Michael and Eileen have three boys who give them great perspective.

Michael is prepared to listen to everyone and continue the great tradition of leadership from the 4th Circuit while addressing topics such as:

  • professionalism and ethics
  • technology
  • increased competition
  • funding for the judicial branch
  • access to justice
  • the Constitution Revision Commission
  • health and wellness
  • cyber risk
  • changing regulation of legal profession

Florida Bar Leadership Experience

  • Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 2014 – 2017
  • Secretary, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 2015 – 2017
  • Parliamentarian, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, 2017
  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Governor, 2013 – 2015
  • Executive Committee, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 2014 – 2015
  • Disciplinary Review Committee, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 2013 – 2015
  • President, Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 2014 – 2015
  • President-Elect, Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, 2013 – 2014
  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, Governor, 2006 – 2015
  • Chair (multiple committees), Florida Bar Board of Governors, YLD, 2007 – 2012
  • Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, 2013 – 2014
  • Chair/Moderator, Practicing with Professionalism, 2006 – 2012

Local Bar Leadership Experience

  • Jacksonville Bar Board of Governors, Governor, 2012 – 2017
  • Chair, Jacksonville Bar Association Technology Conference at TPC Sawgrass, 2016
  • President, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2012 – 2013
  • President-Elect, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2011 – 2012
  • Treasurer, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2010 – 2011
  • Jacksonville Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section, 2006 – 2011
  • Chair (multiple committees), Jacksonville Bar Board of Governors, YLS, 2008 – 2012
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, President, Alumni Board of Directors, 2009 – 2011

Local Community Experience

  • Clara White Mission, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2014
  • Family Nurturing Center of Florida, Inc., Board of Directors, 2007 – 2011
  • The Up & Cummers, Cummer Musuem of Art, Board of Directors, Membership Chair, 2008 – 2009
  • Special Olympics Florida – Duval County, Advisory Board, 2007 – 2010
  • Special Olympics Florida – Duval County, Volunteer, 2005 – 2012

Experienced Leader.

Michael is past President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division where he lead 25,000+ lawyers

Endorsements

Sami Achem
Bob Aguilar
Fraz Ahmed
Andrew Aleman
Mark Alexander
James Allen
Victoria Armstrong
Casey Arnold
Rami Ashouri
Trey Atkinson
Brian Aull
Leslie Baggarly
Matt Baggett
Amanda Baggett
Beau Baker
Richard Barnett
Michelle Barnett
Bill Basford
Mohammad Bataineh
Abe Bateh
Michael Bateh
Deena Bateh Wallace
Galen Bauer
Ricardo Bedoya
John Bennett
Ronald Bennett
Butch Berry
Ed Birk
Joby Birr
Michael Bittman
Mary Bland Love
David Black
Dan Blanks
Matthew Bodie
Andrew Bonderud
Jen Boyer
Imani Boykin
Eric Bradstreet
Cary Braswell
Monett Brewer
Rick Britton
Kevin Brown
Sally Anne Brown
Steve Browning
Michael Broussard
Steve Brust
Kellen Bryant
Jason Burnett
David Burns
James Burton
Adam Buss
Austin Calhoun
John Cannizzaro
Kevin Carlisle
Giselle Carson
Heather Carbone
Meredith Carlo
Jennifer Cassady
William Cassidy
Dave Chauncey
Garth Cheeks
Rachel Chewning
Michael Childers
Lorie Chism
Suzanne Clark
Scott Cleary
Doug Clifton
Chris Cobb
Blake Cole
Frank Cole
Donald Coleman, III
Erica Conklin
Kevin Cook
G. Todd Cottrill
Gabe Crafton
Jennifer Crafton
Marshall Criser
Keith Crockett
Katie Crowley
Robert Culpepper
David D’Agata
Jennifer D’Augustinis
Yash Dave
Lance Davies
Clyde Davis
Mamie Davis
Talia Davis
Todd Davis
Carl Dawson
Amanda Dean
Chad Dean
Michael DeCandio
Kelly DeGance
Ricky Delaney
Bryan DeMaggio
Donald Dempsey
Paras Desai
Rory Diamond
Betsy Dobbins
William Dobbins
Ashley Dodd
Patrick Douglas
Lauren Dryer
Rosa Dubose
Daniel Duello
Ryan Dugan
Sarah Dugan
Kelly Dunn
Patrick Earley
Adam Edgecombe
Ashlea Edwards
Claudia Eikner
Todd Eikner

Esther Erkan
George Fallis
Valerie Faltemier
Chuck Farah
Eddie Farah
Diana Farhat
Elizabeth Ferguson
Amanda Ferrelle
J. Rice Ferrelle
Natalie Fina
Jack Fishburne
Brian Flaherty
Tim Flanagan
Wesley Ford
Sarah Foreman
Tanya Foreman
Sarah Foster
Teddy Foster
Barry Fuller
David Garfinkel
Sam Garrison
Brandi Gartrell
Giselle Girones
Bob Gobleman
David Goldman
Matt Goller
Samantha Giudici
Charles Griffith
Tad Griffin
Kyle Griffis
Reed Grimm
Jason Gropper
Christian Guerrero
Dennis Guidi
Brian Guter
Kayla Haines
Deborah Halvorsen
William Handle
Karl Hanson
Peter Hargitai
Lee Haramis
Holt Harrell
Blake Harris
Chase Harris
Robert Harris
Jennifer Hart
Reid Hart
Geraldine Hartin
Trevor Hawes
Rob Heekin
Amelia Henderson
Reese Henderson
Brian Hershorin
Loren Hevesi
Jenny Higginbotham Barrett
Alex Hill
Matt Hinson
Meg Hixon
Corrinne Hodack
Liana Hood
Sam Horovitz
Holly Howanitz
Jay Howanitz
Christopher Huband
Brad Hughes
Michael Humphries
Matt Hunt
Ian Hurley
William Huseman
Kacie Hutchinson
Ryan Hyde
Arthur “Buddy” Jacobs
Ken Jacobs
Dana Jacobs
Kevin Jakab
Nick James
Taylor Jarman
Charles Jimerson
Diana Johnson
Kyle Johnson
Dave Johnston
Lauren Johnston
Katelyn Johnston
Ian Jones
Kimberly Jones
Tiffany Jones
Matthew Kachergus
Joshua Kaleel
Millie Kanyar
Jamie Karpman
Cassidy Kashavarzi
Stephen Kelly, Jr.
Michael Kennedy
Jeremy Kespohl
Jennifer Kifer
Patrick Kilbane
Dave King
Phillip Kinney
Dan Kissane
Joe Kissane
Jessica Klien
James Krause
Patrick Krechowski
Drew Krieger
Amanda Lancaster
Carson Lange
Michael Lanier
Jessica Lanifero
Kim Law
Jennifer Lawson
Eric Lawson
Eric Leach

John Leombruno
Elizabeth Leonard
John Leonard
Catherine Licandro
Joe Licandro
Bradley Little
Michael Lockamy
Lee Lockett
Jonathan Lorimier
Gregory Lower
Jonathan Lucas
Matt Lufrano
Geoff Lutz
Pam Lynde
Todd MacLeod
John Marino
Jonathan Marees
Brad Markey
Nick Martino
Hays Mathis
Jessica Mathis
Carrie McClain
Rusty McCormick
Mike McCoy
Chris McCranie
Michael McCullough
Mark McGowan
Thomas McKeel
Brandon Meadows
Chris Mellott
Brett Mereness
Liana Mette
Amy Meyer
Jim Middleton
Timothy Miller
Kendall Mills
Trey Mills
Korey Milo
Megan Moon
Leigh Mooney
Benjamin Moore
Kimberly Morant
Nick Morcom
JD Morgan
Frank Morreale
Derek Mountford
Chris Mueller
Sean Mulhall
Michael Mullin
Sean Murrell
Laurie Nelson
Adair Newman
Barry Newman
Carla Newman
Jarahn Newman
Leslie Ng
Gene Nichols
Dan Noey
Wendy Norman
Armando Nozzolillo
Michael Obringer
Caitlin O’Donnell
Jeri O’Hara
Steve O’Hara
Jamie Olint
John Osgathorpe
Samantha Orender
Morgan Orender
Eileen Orr
Ingrid Osborn
Robert O’Quinn
Clayton Osteen
Katherine Oughton
Scott Padgett
Curry Pajcic
Michael Pajcic
Seth Pajcic
Steve Pajcic
Francine Palmeri
Salvatore Palmeri
Jeremy Paul
Al Perkins
Meagan Perkins
Tyler Pettingill
John Phillips
Joseph Pickles
Rick Plotkin
Joni Poitier
Adina Pollan
Stefano Portigliatti
Paula Post
William Powell
Michael Predergast
Jonathon Pressley
Joseph Presutti
Andrea Price
Michael Rainka
Sam Ranard
T. Hunter Reed
Mike Regan
Raymond Reid
Bryan Rendzio
Jennifer Richardson
Ben Richardson
Randy Richardson
James Riley
Alexandra Ritucci
Rob Riva
Richard Rivera
TJ Roache
Kris Robinson
Chanda Rogers
John Rogerson, III

Brian Roberts
Josh Roberts
Tom Roberts
Helen Robertson
Wade Rolle
Sharina Romano
Jeff Rood
Anthony Rosati
Leigh Rosenblum
Alan Rosner
Nan Rothstein
Seth Rothstein
Adrian Rust
Randy Rutledge
Chris Saba
Julie Saieg
Molly Sasso
Terry Schmidt
Bobby Schrader
Andrew Scott
Angela Scott
Samantha Shaw
Sanjo Shatley
Camille Sheppard
Bill Sheppard
Jessalea Shettle
Matthew Shirk
Randy Shoemaker DeFoor
Gary Shumard
Peter Shutters
Rick Sichta
Susanne Sichta
Mark Sieron
Marty Sitler
Megan Searls
Kate Slade
Tom Slater
Pete Sledzik
Tashia Small
Catie Smith
Eric Smith
R. Troy Smith
Steve Smith
Troy K. Smith
Ariane Smith
Jerry Snider
Heather Solanka
Justin Spiller
Ariel Spires
Bob Spohrer
Matt Spohrer
Richard Staggard
Brett Steger
Giovanni Stewart
Savannah Stewart
Mitch Stone
Art Stressing
Dee Stresing
Michael Tanner
BJ Taylor
Richard Thames
Shelley Thibodeau
Archibald Thomas
Jason Tiemeier
Quintin Till
Nate Tincher
Matt Tonuzi
Clay Tousey
Ray Treadwell
Cindy Trimmer
Carla Trinc-Conley
Lindsey Trowell
Lindsay Tygart Ahmed
Aurora Vaca
Tracy Valente
Kristen Van der Linde
Dara Vick
John Viggiani
Phil Vogelsang
Tim Volpe
Hans Wahl
John Wallace
Chris Walsh
Tim Warren
James Waters
Jennifer Watson
Lee Wedekind
John Weedon
Gerald Weedon
Ian Weldon
Grier Wells
Ed Whalen
Matthew Whiddon
Elizabeth White
Fred White
Ellen Whitton
Kaitlin Wildoner
Jesse Wilkison
Ryan Williams
David Willis
Christopher Wilson
Chelsea Winicki
Josh Woolsey
Sherri Worman
Todd Wright
Brent Zimmerman

Keeping the Fourth Circuit Connected

Michael cultivates the relationships necessary to maintain the Fourth’s stellar reputation in Florida.

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