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Hunter G. Norton

Partner
240 South Pineapple Avenue
10th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Direct941.364.2771
Fax941.366.3999
hnorton@slk-law.com

Assistant

Suellen Kerrigan
Direct941-366-6660, Ext. 2486
skerrigan@slk-law.com

Board certified in business litigation by the Florida Bar, Hunter is considered an expert in his field focusing his practice on business, construction, and civil litigation. Renowned as a determined oral advocate who can speak to the court, he counsels his clients on all phases of the litigation process, including:

  • Interviews with key witnesses during depositions
  • Discovery and preparation of motions
  • Other court-required documentation
  • Pre-trial preparation
  • Trial and mediation representation

Prior to beginning his legal career, Hunter was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. As an advanced intelligence briefer, Hunter researched, drafted, prepared, and delivered intelligence briefings to high-level officials, in addition to serving as an intelligence analyst and linguist. He later worked with a private company as a project manager responsible for the analysis and assessment of communication systems while authoring detailed intelligence training manuals. Both of these experiences have helped Hunter develop a working knowledge of the investigative and strategic thought processes associated with litigation and dispute resolution.

Hunter enjoys spending his time outside the courtroom with his family, playing golf, and reading.

Representative Matters

  • McCann Holdings, Ltd. v. VOTT-A, LLC., et al. Case No. 2011-CA-003897-NC (Circuit Court in and for Sarasota County)Defended multiple corporate defendants and successfully convinced trial judge to overturn $20 million jury verdict in favor of plaintiff.  Successfully affirmed on appeal.
  • United States of America v. Falcone, Case No. 8:08-cv-1782-T-24-TBM (Middle District of Florida)Represented holder of tax certificate who was sued by United States which claimed a lien priority.  Successfully convinced Middle District of Florida to expressly hold for the first time in Florida that a tax lien dates back to January 1 of the tax year and, in so doing, was able to obtain final summary judgment in favor of client.
  • Foxfire Properties, LLV v. Foxfire Owners Ass’n, Inc., Case No. 2D08-3381 (Second District of Florida)Represented owner of golf course who was sued for violating restrictive covenant by failing to operate a golf course.  Successfully argued to Second District Court of Appeal that while the covenant restricted the property’s usage to a golf course, it did not affirmatively require that a golf course be operated on the property.
  • Sharff v. MGM Investment Properties, LLC., Case No. 2012-CA-003981-NC (Circuit Court in and for Sarasota County)Defended client sued for fraud.  Successfully obtained summary judgment for client by arguing that fraud claim was legally precluded based upon “no reliance” clause contained within contract.
  • Protective Life Ins. Co. v. Sharon Ann Walker, Case No. 8:09-cv-363-T-17EAJ (Middle District of Florida)Prosecuted claim on behalf of client as beneficiary of ex-husband’s life insurance proceeds and successfully made full recovery for client on summary judgment.

Honors

  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, Barrister Member
  • Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Taylor William Emmons Scholarship Fund, Board of Directors
  • Twelfth Circuit Grievance Committee (2013-2016)

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Events and Presentations

04.04.2012"Post Foreclosure Legal Issues," Fourth Annual BBT REO Agent Training Seminar
04.06.2011"Post Foreclosure Title Issues," Third Annual BBT REO Agent Training Seminar

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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2006
  • B.S., cum laude, Excelsior College, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2006

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