Michael J. Korn

Michael KornAttorney – Shareholder
904.356.5500 x230

Michael Korn is resident in the Jacksonville office and works primarily in the areas of appellate practice and general civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Korn has extensive experience handling appeals in federal and state courts in all areas of civil law, including commercial and banking law, labor and employment law, marital and family law, construction litigation, health care, personal injury and wrongful death, real estate, land use and condemnation. Mr. Korn is also available for consultation on potential appellate issues and for trial support during the discovery, pretrial and trial phases of litigation. Mr. Korn is “AV” rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


  • University of Florida, J.D., 1979
    With Honors
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1976
    With Distinction

Judicial Experience

  • Law Clerk, First District Court of Appeal

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

Professional Memberships

  • Executive Committee, First District Appellate American Inn of Court (Master and Charter Member)
  • Master, Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • The Florida Bar
    – Trial Lawyers Section
    – Florida Appellate Court Rules Committee (1990-2000) (2006-2012)
    – Chair, Family Law Subcommittee
    – Fourth Circuit Bar Grievance Committee (Past Chair, Panel A)
  • Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (2016 – ; Vice Chair 2018- )
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
    – Appellate Practice Section (Past Chair)
    – Judicial Relations Committee
  • Phi Delta Phi

Representative Reported Cases

Davis v. State, 424 So.2d 875; Bluegrass Shows v. Collins, 614 So.2d 626; Dixon v. Whitfield, 654 So.2d 1230; Horton v. Channing, 698 So.2d 865; Webb v. Town of Hilliard, 766 So.2d 1241; Ghata v. Ghata, 768 So.2d 1243; McLauchlan v. McLauchlan, 795 So.2d 247; Carr v. Shawfrank, 894 So.2d 272; CSX Transp., Inc. v. Deem, 933 So.2d 673; News & Observer v. A.Q., 953 So.2d 686; Hightower Geotechnical Services v. HBE Florida Corp., 954 So.2d 57; Blann v Blann, 971 So.2d 135; Williams v. Stanford, 977 So.2d 722; Nationwide Mutual Fire v. Bruscarino, 982 So.2d 753; Ogborn v. Zingale, 988 So.2d 56; Lovell v. Lovell, 14 So.3d 1111; Demont v. Demont, 67 So.3d 1096; Middleton v. Middleton, 79 So.3d 836; Multimedia Holdings Corp. v. Moran, Case No. 1D14-3947 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014); Bateh v. Bateh, 98 So.3d 750; HHH Motors, LLP v. Holt, 152 So. 3d 745; Wood v. Wood, 162 So. 3d 133; Flynn v. Estevez, 221 So.3d 1241; Oldcastle Southern Group, Inc. v. Railworks Track Systems, Inc., 235 So. 3d 993; Knecht v. Palmer, 252 So. 3d 842; Horton v. Heron’s Landing Condo. Ass’n of Jacksonville, Inc., 266 So. 3d 1201; Dunn v. Dunn, 277 So. 3d 1081.

Community Involvement

Mr. Korn is a long-time volunteer and leader of the United Way of Northeast Florida. He currently serves on the Community Investment Council. He previously served on the Board of Trustees, as Chair of the Community Impact Council, as Chair of the Board of Directors, as Chair of its Public Policy Committee and Chair of the Resource Management Cabinet, where he was responsible for overseeing annual distribution of the United Way Community Solutions Fund throughout Northeast Florida.

As part of his United Way work, Mr. Korn chaired the ongoing United Way initiative known as Life: Act 2, a groundbreaking and award winning collaboration of senior citizens and funders in Northeast Florida. Mr. Korn was involved in this effort from its inception in 2000, and in 2004 he led the successful effort to obtain multi-year grant funding of approximately One Million Dollars from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for local senior programs.

Mr. Korn previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of WJCT Foundation, Inc., and previously chaired the Citizens Advisory Board for WJCT Public Broadcasting. He is past president of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida. He has served for many years as an officer and board member of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville.

Mr. Korn currently serves as the Chair-elect of OneJax, an institute of the University of North Florida, an interfaith organization which works to foster understanding among all peoples.


  • Recognized by Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite” in appellate practice
  • Listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in American Law”
  • Recognized as a Florida “Super Lawyer” in Appellate Practice (since 2011)
  • Guide to Leading American Attorneys, recognized as a leading Florida lawyer in the area of civil appellate practice
  • Professionalism Award (2016), Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • WJCT Public Broadcasting Volunteer of the Year

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