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Michael J. Woods
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Michael J. Woods
Address: 351 E. New York Ave. Suite 200, DeLand, FL 32724
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Phone: 386-736-7700

Academic Background

2000: B.A., Political Science, University of Florida
2004: J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude

Practice Areas

  • Administrative
  • Land Use
  • State & Local Government
  • Zoning

Biography

Mr. Woods graduated from the University of Florida in 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science. In 2004, he received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Woods earned a book award in Trial Practice and honors for Appellate Advocacy, later becoming a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing as well as Appellate Advocacy. He also served as Justice of the Fletcher Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta. During law school Mr. Woods worked for two years as a clerk for the University of Florida Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Woods holds an AV rating, the highest rating obtainable by an attorney from Martindale-Hubbell, an international database that provides information for lawyer referrals.

Awards

•2010: Rising Star - Florida Super Lawyers
•2010 Young Business Leader - Volusia/Flagler Business Report
•2014: President's Award - DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce
•2014: Corporate Leadership Award - Central Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Publications and Lectures

•Assisted C. Allen Watts with the update of "Impact Fees in Florida", Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Section Treatise, June 2008 and June 2010.
•With Mark A. Watts, drafted update of "Legal Authority to Establish Stormwater Utilities," Establishing a Stormwater Utility in Florida, Florida Stormwater Association, 2013 Edition
Leadership

•President, Volusia County Bar Association
•Member, City of DeLand Economic Development Committee
•Past President, DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce (Bike and Trails Committee Member)
•Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Central Florida Office
•Board Member, Volusia Building Industry Association
•West Volusia Young Professionals Group (Past Chair)
•Past Chair, The House Next Door
•Graduate: Leadership Daytona, Class XXX (2010)
Affiliation

•Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD)
•Volusia County Gator Club
•St. Peter Catholic Church (DeLand)
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