Attorneys Andy Hunt and Mark Smith serve clients in Central Florida and offer over 20 years experience in Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Personal Injury Law, Divorce and Family Law, and Real Estate Law.
Attorney Andy Hunt received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Erskine College, his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, and a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Miami. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and the State Bar of Georgia in 1987. After gaining experience in taxation issues at the KPMG Peat Marwick accounting firm in Orlando, and in probate, estate planning and real estate law at a law firm in Altamonte Springs, Mr. Hunt joined the Bradley Johnson Law Firm (now the Hunt & Smith Law Firm, P.A.) in October, 1990.
When Mr. Hunt moved his family to Lake Wales, Florida in 1990, he was coming home. Born and raised in Lake Wales, he is the third generation of his family to live in, work in and serve the Lake Wales community. He has continued his family’s legacy of service and leadership through his many volunteer community involvements. Mr. Hunt is currently or has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Wales YMCA, the Lake Wales Rotary Club, the Board of Trustees of Webber International University, the Board of Deacons and the Board of Elders of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales, the Board of Trustees of the Lake Wales Public Library, the Board of Trustees of the Vanguard School, Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Bank and Trust, the Lake Wales Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for the Lake Wales Retirement Center, Inc., and Chief manager for Waters Edge of Lake Wales, LLC.
Since joining the Bradley Johnson Law Firm in 1990, Mr. Hunt has practiced in the areas of estate planning, which includes wills, trusts, and powers of attorney; estate administration; probate, and real estate law. He prides himself in providing conscientious, personal service to his clients, some of whom are multi-generational clients of the firm.
In 2008, the Bradley Johnson Law Firm changed its name to Hunt & Smith Law Firm, P.A., to reflect the current firm partners, Andy Hunt and Mark Smith.
Attorney Mark Smith attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he obtained both his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and his Juris Doctor of Law degree. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Smith began his legal career as a prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Panama City, Florida, where he quickly was promoted from a misdemeanor prosecution division to a felony prosecution division. Mr. Smith later became one of the youngest attorneys ever to be assigned the prosecution of murder cases in the 14th Judicial Circuit.
In 1987, Mr. Smith moved his family to Polk County, Florida, where he accepted a position with one of Polk County’s most respected personal injury law firms. He then concentrated his practice solely in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. In 1993, Mr. Smith joined what was then known as the Bradley Johnson Law Firm in Lake Wales, Florida, and started a personal injury and wrongful death practice at the firm. He later began handling divorce and other family law matters as well.
In 2008, the Bradley Johnson Law Firm name was changed to the Hunt & Smith Law Firm, P.A. to better reflect the current firm partners, Andy Hunt and Mark Smith. Mr. Smith continues to practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death. He devotes a significant portion of his practice to family law cases, including divorce, modifications of alimony, modifications of child custody and support, paternity actions, and domestic violence injunction hearings. Mr. Smith also serves as City Attorney for Frostproof, Florida.
Mr. Smith’s volunteer service within his profession includes being a former board member of the Polk County Trial Lawyers’ Association, and a former chairman of the 10th Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee for the counties of Polk, Hardee and Highlands. The Grievance Committee acts as an arm of the Florida Bar, and is the first investigative body charged with investigating all complaints against attorneys of the Florida Bar who practice in the 10th Judicial Circuit. His community service involvements include being, currently or formerly, a member and executive board member of the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Lake Wales, a member of the Executive Committee of the Lake Wales Family YMCA, City Commissioner for the Village of Highland Park, and mayor of the Village of Highland Park.