Michael H. Hatfield

Michael H. Hatfield obtained his law degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in 1974.

Mr. Hatfield has devoted his entire legal career to the criminal justice system by developing a committed and reputable law firm.

Mr. Hatfield has had the privilege of representing thousands of individuals and has litigated numerous Federal and State jury trials to verdict throughout the State of Florida and United States. Mr. Hatfield provides objective standards by which you can measure his expertise, experience, and reputation as a criminal defense attorney.


  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Florida, 1970
  • Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law, Samford Univeristy, 1974


  • Admitted to Florida Bar in 1974
  • Member of Florida Association of Criminal Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1981
  • U.S. District Court of Maine, 1980
  • U.S. District Court of Western Kentucky, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeal, 5th Circuit in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981
  • Death Penalty Qualified
  • Lake, Sumter and Orange County Bar Associations
  • Former Municipal Attorney for City of Umatilla, 1988-2004
  • Admitted to Florida Supreme Court 1974

Military Experience:

  • 1964-1966 - Honorable Discharge (E-5)
  • 1966-1969 - Honorable Discharge as Captain, Field Artillery