Law Offices of John S. Kalil, P.A.
6817 Southpoint Pkwy Ste 1402
Jacksonville, FL 32216
(904) 355-3311 www.akjaxlaw.com
Michael Kalil was born and raised in Jacksonville. A proud product of Jacksonville public education, Mr. Kalil attended Beauclerc Elementary, Alfred I. Dupont Middle School, and Wolfson High School, graduating as a member of the National Honor Society in 2001. Upon graduation, Mr. Kalil attended the University of North Florida, majoring in philosophy. While at the University of North Florida, Mr. Kalil served as the Chief Justice of the Student Government and participated in the Student Conduct, Academic Appeals, and Parking Ticket Appeals Committees. While in college, Mr. Kalil chaired a statewide judicial council among all Florida public universities, which then led to his participation in College Leadership Florida (Class VI), a program of Leadership Florida. Mr. Kalil also participated in the pre-law and mock trial programs while at the University of North Florida, and upon graduation in 2005, attended Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. While attending Stetson Law, Mr. Kalil focused on Stetson’s Trial Advocacy program. Mr. Kalil also served as the Student Bar Association class representative and was awarded the Stetson College of Law Certificate in Leadership Development.
Upon graduation in December 2008, Mr. Kalil was awarded the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award for over 200 service hours. While in law school, Mr. Kalil gained invaluable experience as a certified legal intern at the Office of the Public Defender. Upon graduation, Mr. Kalil joined the Duval County Office of the Public Defender as an Assistant Public Defender in 2009. While serving the citizens of Duval County, Mr. Kalil tried 29 trials before joining his father at the Law Offices of John Kalil, P.A. located on the southside of Jacksonville. Mr. Kalil has continued his career as a civil trial lawyer and has focused his legal practice on representing clients involved in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. Both a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and Federal Bar of the Middle District of Florida since 2009, Mr. Kalil is also an active member of the Florida Justice Association and American Association for Justice. Mr. Kalil served on the Florida Justice Associations Young Lawyers Board, serving two terms as a board member from 2014-2018. In 2017, Mr. Kalil was appointed by Mayor Curry of the City of Jacksonville, to the Civil Service Board, a quasi-judicial review board, and elected to vice-chairman of the Board in 2018.