Commercial and Business Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Construction Disputes.
Michael Patrick Hamaway is a shareholder and head of the litigation department at Mombach, Boyle, Hardin & Simmons, P.A. He specializes in complex commercial litigation and has focused his practice on partnership and shareholder disputes.
Mr. Hamaway is a lifetime Fort Lauderdale resident. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996 and, in May of that year, joined the law firm of Leonard & Morrison. Mr. Hamaway successfully tried his first case within a year of joining the firm and thereafter assumed full and exclusive responsibilities for all aspects of the firm’s assigned litigation. Mr. Hamaway later joined the law firm of Duke, Mullin & Galloway successfully trying bench and jury trials for both plaintiffs and defendants alike. In May of 2001, Mr. Hamaway joined Mombach, Boyle Hardin & Simmons as head of the firm’s Litigation Department.
Mr. Hamaway is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, Commercial Law Section and the Broward County Trial Lawyer’s Association. He was the organizer of the seminar “Show Me The Money – Everything You Wanted to Know About Post Judgment Collections But Were Afraid To Ask.” He is a member of the United States District Court for Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and is admitted to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since 2004, Mr. Hamaway has handled in excess of 1,000 business litigation matters for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals alike. Most of those matters were satisfactorily resolved without the need for a trial. Nevertheless, Mr. Hamaway has significant trial experience, having tried in excess of 50 trials – both jury and non-jury – to verdict or conclusion. Many of the cases he has handled over the years have involved complex “bet-the-company” litigation.
Mr. Hamaway maintains an active appellate practice and has argued before the Third and Fourth District Court of Appeals, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Court. His cases have resulted in numerous written decisions involving matters of significant importance to business and commercial lawyers throughout the State. These include: Hollywood Mobile Estates Ltd. v. Cypress, 415 Fed. Appx. 207 (11th Cir. 2011); Hollywood Mobile Estates Ltd. v. Hollywood Estates Independent Tenants Ass’n, Inc., 67 So.3d 1194 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011); Thunderboat Marina Center, Inc. v. Thunderboat Marina, Inc., 77 So.3d 193 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011); Hollywood Mobile Estates, Ltd. v. Seminole Tribe of Florida, 641 F.3d 1259 (11th Cir. 2011); GLK, L.P. v. Four Seasons Hotel, Ltd., 22 So.3d 635 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009); Shiver v. Wharton, 9 So.3d 687 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009); Acoustic Innovations, Inc. v. Schafer, 976 So.2d 1139 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008), cert. denied; Goodall v. Whispering Woods Center, L.L.C., 990 So.2d 695 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008); Wood v. Panton & Co. Realty, Inc., 950 So.2d 534 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007); Panton & Co. Realty, Inc. v. Wood, 958 So.2d 541 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007).
Mr. Hamaway carries the highest Martindale Hubbell “AV Preeminent” rating and has been regularly featured as a “Top Lawyer” in the practice areas of commercial litigation by South Florida Legal Guide and Super Lawyers. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Business Litigation. Board certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice, and is the Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 26 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.