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Michael J. Politis

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Michael J. Politis


Michael J. Politis

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 Daytona Beach personal injury lawyer at Politis & Matovina, P.A.

Mr. Politis boasts a long, and distinguished career. He has been practicing law for over 25 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 & Recognitions

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-Hubbell
  • Awarded Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association

Professional Memberships

  • 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