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Tom Hunker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hunker Appeals
110 Southeast 6th Street, Suite 2330
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 8778418808
Fax: 954-477-7313
Email: Tom Hunker
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed in Florida Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Appellate
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Attorney Profile

Tom Hunker is a Board Certified, AV Rated appellate attorney with many years of experience at the trial and appellate levels. Tom has successfully briefed and argued numerous appeals in state and federal courts in a broad range of practice areas. Throughout his career, clients and other lawyers and law firms have relied on Tom's knowledge and expertise in formulating litigation strategies and presenting winning arguments.

Prior to founding Hunker Appeals, Tom graduated law school magna cum laude, interned for the Florida House of Representatives, clerked for the Florida Supreme Court, served as in house appellate counsel for a motor vehicle insurance company, and led a successful team of appellate attorneys as a Partner at one of the largest law firms in the state.

Tom currently serves as a member of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Claims Defense Network, and as General Counsel for an international manufacturing and production company. Tom focuses his practice on cases involving novel and intellectually challenging issues and employs his unique skill set in developing innovative solutions for his clients.

Certificates and Credentials

About Tom Hunker

First Admitted: 2007, Florida

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Educational Background

  • Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Florida State University College of Law., 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois Bar, Member, 2012
  • Federal Courts: United States Supreme Court United States Courts of Appeal: Seventh Circuit Eleventh Circuit United States District Courts: Eastern District of Wisconsin Northern District of Illinois Northern District of Florida Middle District of Florida Southern District of Florida, 2021
  • Member of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Certification Committee since 2018 (in second 3-year term), 2021
  • Florida Claims Defense Network (FCDN), Member of the Board of Directors, 2021
  • Mission United, Broward County United Way. See Jeancharles v. Department of Revenue, 273 So. 3d 1006 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019)., 2021
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA), Member, 2021
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Autism Speaks Walk., 2019
  • Broward County United Way, Mission United. See Jeancharles v. Department of Revenue, 273 So. 3d 1006 (Fla. 4th DCA 2019) (successful pro bono appeal on behalf of active duty military veteran)., 2021

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presentation to attorneys and adjusters in areas of medical and homeowners' insurance claims on defenses to coverage., Presenter, When to Defend? Common Coverage Defenses and When to Raise Them., Florida Claims Defense Network (FCDN), Insurance, Legal, 2019
  • Presentation to attorneys and insurance adjusters on Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Florida's Medicaid Third-Party Liability Act. , Speaker/Presenter., Medicare Secondary Payer Seminar, Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), Insurance, Legal, 2019


  • Star Casualty Insurance Company v. Gables Insurance Recovery , Case No. 3D21-64 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021)., Oral Argument, Insurance, Legal, 2021


  • Board Certified Attorney of the Month - October 2021, The Florida Bar, 2021
  • Client Champion Silver., Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent (5.0/5.0 with 42 reviews) by Martindale-Hubbell (2014-Present)., 2021
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star (2017-2019), 2019
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb (2014-2021), 2021

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified instructor with the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) since 2015., 2021
  • Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice, The Florida Bar (2016-Present)., 2016

Representative Clients

  • Zigong Lantern Group, LLC (General Counsel)., 2021

Industry Groups

  • Associations
  • Attorneys
  • Condominium
  • Construction
  • Dental
  • Dentists
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Homeowners
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Physicians
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Office Location for Tom Hunker

110 Southeast 6th Street
Suite 2330
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Last Updated: 9/20/2021

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