Gunster attorney Mike FreedWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that business litigation attorney Michael Freed was selected to receive the 2018 Jacksonville University Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence.

Freed graduated summa cum laude from JU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science, before attending Georgetown University Law Center.

“I am thrilled to join this prestigious circle of alumni who have been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award,” said Freed. “I truly enjoy being a part of the JU community and look forward to further serving the university as well as this great city I call home.”

According to the university, since graduating “Freed has served JU with his time, talent, and treasure. He is a former member of the Alumni Board of Governors, was integral in establishing the Dolphin Lawyers network, and is a past recipient of the Fran Kinne Award. He and his wife Crystal have been faithful supporters of JU Dolphins through the establishment of the Crystal and Michael Freed Scholarship Fund, a significant component of the University’s $120M ASPIRE Campaign.”

Freed will be honored as the recipient of the Class of 2018 JU Distinguished Alumni Award during halftime of the homecoming and family weekend football game Saturday, October 13 at D.B. Milne Field.

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at

Jenni Garrison
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