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University of Alabama, B.A. Summa Cum Laude (2008)
University of Florida, J.D. Cum Laude (2011)
– Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law

Areas of Practice:

Agricultural Law
Civil Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Complex Business Litigation
Corporate Law
Environmental and Natural Resource Law
Government Law
Land Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Real Property Litigation
Probate and Trust Litigation
Zoning and Land Use Law

Bar Admissions:

Florida (2011)
Alabama (2013)
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2012)
Unites States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2013)

Community Involvement and Affiliations:

The Florida Bar (2011 to Present)
Lake County Bar Association (2011 to Present)
Lake County Bar Association – Board of Directors (2015-2019)
Lake County Bar Association – Secretary (2015 to 2016)
Planning & Zoning Special Master, Sumter County, Florida (2019 to Present)
Town Attorney, Town of Astatula, Florida (2015 to 2019)
University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) – Lake County Extension Advisory Committee (2011 to Present)
University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) – Lake County Extension Advisory Committee – Chairman (2014 to 2019)
Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Lake County Cattlemen’s Association

Honors, Awards, Publications and Speaking Engagements:

University of Florida – Book Award, Agricultural Law (2011)

College of Central Florida – Guest Lecturer on Equine and Land Use Law (2012 to 2017)

UF/IFAS AGRItunity Conference – Guest Speaker on “Common Legal Issues for the Florida Agricultural Operation” (April 11, 2015)

Zachary T. Broome, Michael T. Olexa, and Nicole Kuncl, Equine “Lemon” Law, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law (Volume 18, No. 2 2013).

Michael Olexa, Zach Broome, Derrill McAteer and Gregory Steube, Liability Basics and Importance of Risk Management, Chapter 31 of Stored Product Protection, Kansas State University (2012).

Michael T. Olexa, Joshua A. Cossey, Katherine Smallwood, and Zach Broome, A Horse Is a Horse (of Course, of Course) But Is It Agriculture?, Florida Bar Journal (February 2012).

Michael T. Olexa and Zachary Broome, Handbook of Florida Water Regulation, FE 579-617, Food and Resource Economics Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida (June 2011).