Certified Practice Advisor
Michael Hammond has coached lawyers, entrepreneurs and business executives for more than 25 years. His one-on-one coaching with lawyers has been informed and enhanced by his experience practicing law in medium to large-size firms, as well as his extensive experience in the corporate world.
As a lawyer, Michael’s practice focused primarily on corporate and business matters for large-scale commercial and residential property developers and investor groups .As a C-level executive, Michael was responsible for all marketing communications, strategic planning and business development for a $350M privately held company that did business exclusively with thousands of real estate attorneys and firms throughout the southeastern U.S. It was in this capacity that Michael played an instrumental role in the founding of Atticus 20 years ago.
As a Certified Practice Advisor with Atticus, Michael’s one-on-one coaching focuses on lawyers who want to increase their revenue; decrease their stress; grow a sustainable firm for the future; and achieve more balance between the professional and personal dimensions of their lives.
Michael has been a frequent speaker on a variety of practice management topics at numerous conferences of state, regional and national legal organizations and professional associations, including the Law Society of Scotland and Northern Ireland, the State Bar of Texas and the Florida Bar. He has also been a regular columnist for many years for LawyersUSA and other law-related publications, contributing monthly articles on a wide range of marketing, strategic planning and practice management issues.
Michael has also contributed to the legal profession by serving as the Vice Chair of the Public & Member Information Committee, as well as the Task Force on Lawyer Advertising for the Florida Bar. He has also served on the Futures Committee of the State Bar of Texas. He has spent his entire career either practicing law or promoting and improving the practice of law. Michael has been a licensed attorney with the Florida Bar since 1983. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law and his B.A. from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.