Interviews regina-hunter

Published on June 4th, 2018 | by Brandon H


Regina Hunter of Hunter Law Group

Regina Hunter is the founding partner of Hunter Law Group, a law firm Focusing on personal injury law and family law. The firm is comprised of some of the most experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyers in Tampa, and its founding partner is regularly praised as a prominent family lawyer in Tampa Florida. Prior to founding the Hunter Law, Regina attended Stetson University College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor with academic honors.

Where were you born?

I’m originally from Ohio — Dayton, Ohio, to be specific. Although I’ll always feel an emotional attachment to the area in which I grew up, I’m incredibly fortunate that I decided to move to Florida when I was accepted to Stetson more than 20 years ago. I’m proud to say that Tampa Bay is my home, and I am so grateful that I have been able to serve this incredible community for so many years now.

What’s your favorite film?

I might give a different answer if you were to ask me the same question tomorrow, but I always thought Tom Cruise as Lt. Kaffee and Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup were simply brilliant in A Few Good Men. Kaffee and Jessup make for fascinating character studies, and Nicholson was just perfect for a role in that film. The scene wherein Col. Jessup yells “You can’t handle the Truth” still captures my attention even after all these years because as I have learned through years of litigation, it is the Truth that always prevails.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

“You must keep your mind on the objective, not on the obstacle.”

A law school professor of mine used to repeat this quote from William Randolph Hearst on a fairly regular basis. Hearst’s advice seems almost impossibly simple, yet so many of us are easily distracted by the obstacles that we fail to focus on the bigger picture. This advice has been extremely valuable to me over the years, and I often find myself repeating this quote whenever someone loses sight of the prime objective after an obstacle unexpectedly appears.

What is your favorite thing about working in your industry?

My favorite thing about working in the legal profession relates to the kind of relationships we have the opportunity to develop with our clients. Every client comes to us in search of legal assistance during a serious time of need, and it is this kind of weighty responsibility that drew me to the profession in the first place.

What was your first job?

After working so hard to earn my JD and then membership with the Florida Bar, I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than founding a law firm I could call my own. Excluding the various part-time or otherwise temporary jobs I worked shortly after my academic career and passing the Bar in 1998, my first job was as a solo practitioner at the law firm I founded. It wasn’t always easy, but I can’t even begin to explain the sense of pride I feel each time I walk through the office doors and think about how far my firm has grown over the years.

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