Hon. Michael A. Kalil is a judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He was elected to the bench on November 3, 2020.
The 4th Judicial Circuit encompasses Clay County, Duval County, and Nassau County. Kalil has held assignments in Duval County, presiding over cases in the Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Dependency Courts.
Prior to his election, Kalil practiced alongside his father in the Law Offices of John Kalil, P.A., having joined the firm in 2011. During his tenure there, he was a civil trial attorney with a focus on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. Before that, he handled juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony cases as an assistant public defender with the Office of the Public Defender for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County (2009 to 2011).
Kalil received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of North Florida in 2005. He went on to complete a J.D. at Stetson University College of Law in 2008. As a law student, Kalil received the Stetson College of Law Certificate in Leadership Development and the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. He was also a certified legal intern for the Office of the Public Defender.
He was admitted to practice in Florida (2009) and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Kalil was appointed to the Civil Service Board in Jacksonville in 2017, a quasi-judicial review board of which he was elected vice-chairman the following year. He remained on the board until 2020. He was also involved with the Jacksonville Bar Association, the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, and Leadership Florida.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Kalil attended Wolfson High School.