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  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Connecticut, M.A., 1974
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 1973

Practice Areas

  • Litigation

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals – 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Memberships

  • The Florida Bar (Business Law, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Sections)
  • Clearwater Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Listed among Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America (2009-2017)
  • Recipient of the Richard T. Earle, Jr. Professionalism Award (2007)
  • Recipient of the Barney Award from the Barney Masterson (Inns of Court – 2016)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2011)
  • Florida Super Lawyer (2013-2022)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale Hubbell

Community Service

  • Stetson University College of Law
    – Chairman of the Board of Overseers (2008-2016)
  • Stetson University Board of Trustees (2008-present)
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc., Board Chairman (2012-2015)
  • Clearwater Arts Council, Former Board Member
  • Florida Orchestra – Conductor Search Committee, Former Board Member
  • Stetson Lawyers Association, Past President (1997-1998)


Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Magidson proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, followed by a two-year stint as a professional umpire in the Minor Leagues, and then becoming a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He joined the firm as a law clerk in 1979, and then became an associate and then a partner.

Joshua Magidson