Not your everyday legal team.

Regina Hunter

Regina Hunter

Founding Partner + Attorney

Originally from Dayton Ohio, Regina attended Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1995 to attend the prestigious Stetson University College of Law.   Regina has been a proud member of the Florida Bar since April 1998, and opened her own law practice as a solo practitioner in 1999.  Regina has focused her practice in the areas of Personal Injury and Family Law.

Regina has achieved the prestigious “AV Preeminent® Rating” by Martindale-Hubbell. This honor is granted to a only small percentage of lawyers. It is the highest rating available for any lawyer or law firm in the United States. The AV Preeminent® rating reflects that an attorney has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of ethical standards and legal ability.

Regina represents victims of auto & motorcycle accidents, maritime & boating accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, slip & falls, dog bites, premise liability, and general negligence.  Regina also practices in all areas of Marital and Family Law including Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Modification of Final Judgments, Child Support, Contempt, Enforcement, & Mediation.

Current and Past Memberships and Affiliations

  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America- ATLA)
  • Motor Vehicle Highway and Premises Liability Section member of the American Association for Justice
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Family Law Section member of the Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section member of the Hillsborough County Bar
  • American Inns of Court (former member)

Bar Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida

Practice Areas

Education

 

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida Juris Doctor Degree, with Academic Honors.
  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies, with Academic Honors.
Brian Motroni

Brian Motroni

Partner + Attorney

Brian Motroni’s dedication to personal injury law stretches back 15 years. Before receiving his bachelor’s degree with honors in Political Science from the University of South Florida in 2003, Brian began as a law clerk in 2002. He worked his way up to case manager and has served in virtually every position on the personal injury case ladder, including fulfilling paralegal duties. After graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 2006, he immediately began practicing law as a personal injury attorney.

Brian has received the Rising Star award from Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition bestowed upon a limited number of attorneys with fewer than 10 years practicing.

A native of Tampa, Brian has been a mentor in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, helped a number of autism awareness and research charities, and coordinated attorney participation in the Justice Teaching Program through the Florida Supreme Court, which helps students learn about the Constitution and the importance of law in society.

Brian is committed to treating each of his clients like family and to develop trust and rapport that allows him to represent their interests with passion and zeal.

Practice Areas

Memberships and Affiliations

Bar Memberships

Education

 

  • Stetson University College of Law, with academic honors, 2006; Juris Doctor.
  • University of South Florida, with academic honors, 2003; Political Science.
Frederick Pollack

Frederick Pollack

Partner + Attorney

Fred graduated from Alfred University in New York in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After college he used his USCG OUPV 100 ton/100 mile Operator License to run a YMCA “Outward Bound” style cruising program in the Atlantic Ocean off of North Carolina. At California Western School of Law in San Diego, Fred pursued concentrations in Environmental Law and Telecommunications Law while working as a Rescue Diver for a local SCUBA company and as a law clerk for a mining corporation where he also earned his MSHA Underground Hard Rock Miner License. Fred received his Juris Doctor in 1997 along with the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Entertainment Law.

After law school, Fred worked as a Graduate Law Clerk for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office in the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, where he dealt exclusively with Title IV-D Paternity and Child Support Actions. He received recognition for his work with URESA/UIFSA actions and paternity cases.

Fred returned home to the Tampa Bay area in 1998 to work with Title IV-D Paternity and Child Support Actions while clerking for the firm of Mensh & MacIntosh, P.A. After being admitted to the Florida Bar in October, 1998, Fred became an Associate with the firm and acted as a legal service provider for the State of Florida Department of Revenue, prosecuting thousands of cases on behalf of the interests of minor children and custodial parents in Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough, and Highlands Counties.

Fred was admitted to Federal Court in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1999, and in July, 2000, Fred opened his own firm to represent Marital and Family Law clients throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Fred was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in February 2001 and served on the Admiralty Law Committee of The Florida Bar in 2001-2003. Fred was appointed to serve as an Animal Control Services Hearing Officer in Polk County for 2004-2006 and served on the Florida Bar Animal Law Committee from 2005-2006.

In 2007 Fred was appointed to serve as a Family Law General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer for the Sixth Circuit in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, where he served until budget cuts reduced the position in 2008. Since May, 2007 Fred has served on the Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee helping to craft the rules and forms used throughout Family Law courts.

In 2011, Fred joined Hunter Law, P.A. and became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator to better assist families in crafting their own solutions to Family law disagreements to “take the fight out of the fight.”

In 2012, Fred became a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, accepting appointments in contested Family Law cases to assist parents in developing and implementing parenting plans to reduce judicial involvement.

Fred is the current Chair of the Income Withholding Order subcommittee of the Family Law Rules Committee, an active member of the Association for Interdisciplinary Family Law Professionals in the 6th Circuit, and the Parenting Coordinator’s Workgroup.

With more than fifteen years of experience as a licensed attorney in Florida, Fred’s practice concentrates on Marital and Family Law issues to help families resolve their issues without court intervention whenever possible and litigate disputes for resolution when necessary.

Fred was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012 and has been given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubble and 5.0 Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, 2017; an Avvo rating of 10.0 Superb in Family Law; Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Practice Areas

Education

 

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California; Juris Doctor.
  • Alfred University, Alfred, New York; Psychology.
David Veenstra

David Veenstra

Associate Attorney

David Veenstra started his legal career in Tampa, where he has worked on a variety of civil litigation at the trial and appellate level, including foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, contracts, and landlord/tenant disputes. Today, he focuses on marital and family law. Additionally, David serves on the Florida Bar Association’s Military Affairs Committee. 

David attended Stetson University College of Law where he served as a Research Assistant for Family Law and in Trial Advocacy. He also achieved IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly Advanced Certification and served as a local site supervisor in the VITA program. He was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, was awarded the Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association Diversity Scholarship, and received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

Prior to becoming an attorney, David served in the United States Air Force and attained the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Throughout his career, he was assigned to nine separate locations, including four overseas tours in the Pacific, the Far East, Southwest Asia and in Europe. A combat veteran, SMSgt Veenstra deployed overseas to participate in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, including leading troops while under fire in Iraq. He was also responsible for installation security at Andrews Air Force Base, home of Air Force One, and traveled by Air Force One outside the United States. Additionally, he traveled extensively for the Air Force on other missions, serving in 35 separate countries.

An Honor Graduate of the Air Force Law Enforcement Academy, SMSgt Veenstra served his entire career in the military police. As an Airman he received the following awards and decorations: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (4), Air Force Commendation Medal (7), Air Force Achievement Medal (7), Army Achievement Medal (1), Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Bronze Star Devices, Air Force Good Conduct Medal (6), National Defense Service Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Expert Rifle Medal, Coast Guard Expert Rifle Medal, Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal, Coast Guard Expert Pistol Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait.

David was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from H.B. Plant High School before matriculating at the University of South Florida. He has been married to Diane Veenstra, an elementary school classroom teacher who specializes in math and science, since 1984.

Practice Areas

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court
  • Florida Supreme Court

Professional Organizations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association’s Military Affairs Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Hillsborough Bar Association Military and Veterans Affairs Committee
  • Givens Family Law Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Veterans Law Institute Pro Bono Initiative, Stetson Law
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • The Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law
  • Master of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
  • President’s List & Dean’s List, 4.0 GPA
  • Inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Selectee, Graduate Incentive Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminology, University of South Florida
  • Dean’s List and Honors Convocation
  • Recipient, Airmen Achievement Award for Academic Superiority
  • Recipient, Air Force Association Outstanding Academic Achievement “Eagle Grant”

Further Education, Training, & Accomplishments

 

  • FBI National Academy, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of Defense Inspector General School
  • Hostage/Crisis Negotiations
  • Master Instructor, Professional Association of Diving Instructors
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
Stephen Fern

Stephen Fern

Associate Attorney

Stephen Fern focuses his practice on Family Law. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Stephen spent over 20 years litigating in Georgia before joining the team here at the Hunter Law Group.

He spent the last 16 years as a prosecuting attorney in Georgia and was assigned to the drug task force with the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office in the Metro Atlanta area. Prior to that appointment, Stephen worked as Senior Assistant District Attorney in the felony division, through which he conducted hundreds of bench and jury trials on a range of felony-level offenses. He has also served in the Western Judicial Circuit in the Athens, Georgia area as the primary prosecutor assigned to Chief Judge Lawton Stephens.

Stephen’s legal experience covers a variety of areas, including involvement in tobacco litigation cases with a number of states and their Attorney General offices, insurance defense involving synthetic stucco litigation, personal injury through automobile accidents, design defect matters, and slip and fall defense for several insurance companies. While with the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office, he was awarded the Trial Dog award for most jury trials conducted in a calendar year.

He is a military veteran with the Third Infantry Division, has served in the 82nd Airborne Association, and is a member of the American Legion.

Stephen lives in Westchase and is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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