Michael John Politis

Politis & Matovina - Port Orange
Politis & Matovina - Port Orange
730 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127 United States

Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Born in Queens, New York, Attorney Michael J. Politis grew up in a Greek family and became fluent in both the Greek and English language. He made his way down to Florida at a young age and eventually became a state prosecutor. He rose from a misdemeanor prosecutor to chief of the homicide division, where he had a 100% conviction rate. He now lends his honed court experience and legal skills to his career as a personal injury lawyer in Daytona Beach. Mr. Politis boasts a long, and distinguished career. He has been practicing law for over 30 years and in that time has been invited to speak before the FBI National Academy, State Attorney Office, and Florida Justice Association. For his contributions to the community he has been awarded the Periclean Award from the Order of Ahepa, and the Business of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society. His work has even achieved national acclaim, earning him numerous television appearances on Current Affair, TruTV, and Oxygen channels.


Politis & Matovina, P.A., 1993-present

Senior Partner/Owner Port Orange, Florida Practice areas include personal injury, civil litigation & criminal trial law.

Retired as Chief of Homicide, June 1995

Chief of Homicide Division, 1992-1995

Felony Prosecutor, 1991-1992

Misdemeanor Prosecutor, 1990-1991

State Attorney's Office, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1988-1995


Seabreeze High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1979

University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

B.S. Business Administration, Corporate Finance

Nova University School Of Law, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Juris Doctorate of Law

Awards & Honors

The respect awarded him by his peers is also reflected in his clients. Mr. Politis holds a 4 out of 5 star client review rating on Avvo. Many clients have had such a positive experience that he became their go-to attorney. In particular, clients appreciate his responsiveness. The attorneys and senior staff of Politis & Matovina, P.A. answer their phones after hours and remain reachable 24/7. Mr. Politis has demonstrated a clear dedication to his clients and their cases. Avvo has awarded him their highest rating of 10 out of 10 due to his impressive background, and Martindale-Hubbell recognized him with their preeminent 'AV' rating, the highest honor the organization bestows for legal ability and ethical standards. Among both clients and fellow attorneys, Mr. Politis is regarded as one of the most competent attorneys in Daytona Beach.

Honors & Qualifications

Received Altar Boy Recognition, 1991

Received Periclean Award from the Order of Ahepa, 1996

Received Business of the Year Award from the American Cancer Society, 2010

Received 25th Milestone Award from the American Cancer Society, 2018

Speaker, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Seminar "The Future is Now" 21st Century Law Practice, 2010

Speaker, FBI National Academy Associates Conference, 2012

Speaker, Florida Justice Association Seminar "Hell on the Highways: Motorcycles, Trucks & Roads", 2012

Speaker, End Distracted Driving Campaign Presentations to local high schools, 2012-2013

Speaker, Prosecutorial Training Seminar - State Attorney's Office, 2015

Lecturer for the Volusia County School Board, 199-Present

Speaker, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Volusia/Flagler, 2006-Present

Lecturer, Trial Advocacy and Negotiation Skills - State Attorney's Office

Lecturer on Security Surveillance, Criminal Defense, Civil and Personal Injury Litigation directed to corporations doing business as Nightclubs, Restaurants, and Hotels

Lead trial counsel in over 150 jury trials

Retired Chief of Homicide Prosecutor with a 100% conviction rate

Featured in Current Affair, TruTV & Oxygen channel episodes involving a high profile murder case

Numerous appearances in television news broadcasts

Numerous articles in newspapers

Mentioned in a non-fiction book as to a high profile murder case in Daytona Beach

Awarded the preeminent 'AV' rating, the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubble


Member of United Way Allocations Board, 1990-1992

President of Parish Council Board for St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1998-2001

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1976-Present

Member of Florida Bar, 1988-Present

Member of the Harley Owners Group, 1990-Present

Member of Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, 1990-Present

Member of U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993-Present

Member of Volusia County Bar Association, 1993-Present

Member of Florida Justice Association, 1994-Present

Counsel for the Police Benevolent Association, 2003-Present

Member of City of Daytona Beach Shores Civil Service Board, 2005

Member of Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, 2006-Present

Member of Port Orange - South Daytona Chamber of Commerce, 2008-Present

Member of Flagler County Bar Association, 2008-Present

Member of Orange County Bar Association, 2008-Present

Member of Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association, 2009-Present

Member of Deland Chamber of Commerce, 2010-Present

Member of Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, 2010-Present

President of City of Daytona Beach Shores Cultural & Entertainment Board, 2011

Lifetime Member of Million Dollar & Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2011-Present

Member of Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2012-Present

Member of West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2014-Present

Member of Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2014-Present

Member of Volusia Chapter/Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015-2016

Member of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016

Member of American Association for Justice, 2017-Present

Distinguished Member of Lawyers of Distinction, 2017-Present

Member of National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., 2017-Present

Lifetime Charter Member of Top American Lawyers, 2017-Present

Member of National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2017-Present

Member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Civil Plaintiff, 2017-Present

Lifetime Member of Best Attorneys of America, 2017-Present

City Council Seat 4 -City of Daytona Beach Shores, 2018-Present

Member of Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, 2008-Present

Member of Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2020

Member of West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2014-2023

Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 10 – Trucking Trial Lawyers, 2020-Present

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