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Michael J. Hauversburk graduated from Florida State University, Tallahassee, with a B.A. in History in 1983.  He attended the Florida State University College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor Degree with High Honors in 1990.  While in law school he received the Banking Law Book Award for the Spring Semester 1990.

Mike owned and operated a solo practice from 1994-2005 and 2014-2018, catering to small businesses and individuals who appreciated his individualized attention and client centered approach to the practice of law.  He was appointed to the bench in 2005 by then Governor Jeb Bush, serving as Bay County Judge from 2005-2009.

Mike serves as an Adjunct Professor at Gulf Coast State College having taught classes in Contract Law; Corporations, Partnership, and Agency Law; and General Law.  He is a past board member of the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida and the Exchange Club of Panama City.

Mike has been a guest lecturer for the Bay County Multi-Unit Housing Association, Bay County Plumbers Association, Gulf Coast Community College Small Business Incubator, Gulf Coast Community College Guardianship Education Course, and serves as a Justice Teaching Volunteer.  Also, he is presently a member of the Audubon Nature Institute, The National WWII Museum, the Bay County Bar Association, the St. Andrews Bay Inn of Court, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, and is a regular volunteer at the Military Welcome Center at the Northwest Florida Beaches Airport.



  • Florida State University, BA in History, 1983
  • Florida State University College of Law, JD, 1990
  • High Honors

Professional Activities

  • Bay County Bar Association
  • St. Andrews Bay chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies