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Tom  Hunker

Tom Hunker

Board Certified, AV Rated Appellate Attorney
  • Appeals & Appellate, Insurance Defense, Civil Rights ...
  • Florida, Illinois
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Biography

Tom Hunker is a Board Certified, AV Rated appellate attorney with many years of experience at the trial and appellate levels. Tom has successfully briefed and argued numerous appeals in state and federal courts in a broad range of practice areas. Throughout his career, clients and other lawyers and law firms have relied on Tom's knowledge and expertise in formulating litigation strategies and presenting winning arguments.

Prior to founding Hunker Appeals, Tom graduated law school magna cum laude, interned for the Florida House of Representatives, clerked for the Florida Supreme Court, served as in house appellate counsel for a motor vehicle insurance company, and led a successful team of appellate attorneys as a Partner at one of the largest law firms in Florida.

Tom currently serves as a member of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Claims Defense Network, and as General Counsel for an international manufacturing and production company. Tom focuses his practice on cases involving novel and intellectually challenging issues and employs his unique skill set in developing innovative solutions for his clients.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Insurance Defense
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Privacy Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Government Contracts
    Products Liability
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employment Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Legal Malpractice
    Medical Malpractice
    Municipal Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Illinois
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7th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
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United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Hunker Appeals
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Partner
Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
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Partner
The Hunker Law Group, P.A.
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Appellate Attorney
United Automobile Insurance Company
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Law Clerk/Staff Attorney
The Florida Supreme Court
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Legislative Intern
The Florida House of Representatives
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Education
Florida State University College of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Magna cum Laude. Order of the Coif. Dean's List Honors Every Semester. Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. Graduate Student of the Year Nominee. Book Awards: Florida Supreme Court Decision-making, Comparative Constitutional Law, Seminar on Death and Dying. Ralph Bailey Scholarship. Lloyd Balfour Scholarship.
Activities: Editor in Chief, Business Law Review. President of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. Student Senator.
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Florida State University
B.S. (2002) | Multinational Business Operations
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Awards
Rated AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Champion Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Rated 10 Superb
Avvo
Professional Associations
Broward County Bar Association
Current
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Florida Bar Association Appellate Practice Certification Committee
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Understanding Exhaustion of Policy Limits in PIP
Daily Business Review
Practice Focus: Decision Changed Legal Game on PIP Benefits
Daily Business Review
Practice Focus: PIP Rulings to Have Far Reaching Consequences
Daily Business Review
Practice Focus: New Standard of Evidence May Create Opportunities
Daily Business Review
Generational Genocide: Coercive Population Control as a Basis for Asylum in the United States
Journal of Transnational Law & Policy
Speaking Engagements
When to Defend: Common Coverage Defenses and When to Raise Them, FCDN - Florida Claims Defense Network, Orlando, FL
FCDN - Florida Claims Defense Network
FCDN - Florida Claims Defense Network Annual Conference
Seminar on Medicare Secondary Payer, FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee, Orlando, FL
FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee
FIFEC - Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee Annual Conference
Certifications
Board Certified in Appellate Practice
The Florida Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hunker Appeals
Contact & Map
Hunker Appeals
110 SE 6th Street
Suite 2330
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301
Toll-Free: (877) 841-8808
Fax: (954) 477-7313
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Contact us anytime at: service@hunkerappeals.com