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Our Team


Hagen Law Firm is a team of six legal professionals consisting of :

  • Michael S. Hagen, an experienced, AV-rated attorney practicing law in Florida since 1985;
  • Lisa George, our knowledgeable Associate Attorney, focusing on estate planning and probate and practicing law in GA/FL since 1987;
  • Judy Prowl, a skilled real estate Paralegal with 20+ years of high-level closings and title insurance experience;
  • Michelle Thalman, a capable Administrative Specialist;
  • Laurie Anderson, our accomplished bookkeeper; and
  • Janet Hagen, our personable receptionist/admin. assistant.

Many of our clients come to us for a specific matter; however, we offer a range of legal services to suit your needs. Our primary services include:

  1. Real Estate Transactions: Hagen Law Firm is a full-service real estate firm working with sellers, buyers and realtors. We offer Attorneys’ Title Fund / Olde Republic title insurance and real estate and mortgage loan closings, seller or buyer representation, drafting of contracts, deeds, leases, and code enforcement assistance. We are highly versed in FSBO representation.
  2. Real Estate Disputes & Litigation: We negotiate, mediate and litigate (on a selective basis, focusing on cases that should be informally resolvable) real estate disputes, such as foreclosures, evictions, co-ownership disputes, and contract & deposit disputes;
  3. Estate Planning: Hagen Law assists in achieving estate planning objectives, including drafting trusts, wills, powers of attorney, updating existing documents, reviewing out-of-state estate plans for new residents, transferring assets, and conveying real estate. Most people have NO estate plan whatsoever. Attorneys Hagen and George create customized, affordable estate plans to meet clients’ needs.
  4. Probate: When a family member dies owning assets in their sole name, those assets become part of their estate. A Florida probate case is required in order to release FL assets from the estate into the beneficiaries’ hands. In a probate case either a formal or summary (“simple”) administration is filed, and the court oversees paying creditors and distributing assets according to the Will or, if there is no Will (“intestate), then according to FL law. Attorneys Hagen and George work with the personal representative to expedite and streamline this important, often emotional, crucial process on a fair flat fee basis.
  5. Business Law: Need to incorporate, require business law advice or buying or selling a business? Hagen Law Firm can form your new corporation or LLC or can transact that
    business sale or purchase.
  6. Property Tax Appeals: Mr. Hagen (the former Lee Co. Property Appraiser attorney) employs 30 years of experience to reduce assessed values and cut property tax bills via his wholly-owned affiliate & has litigated 100’s of these hearings & court cases, TaxCuts1, Inc. Hagen also represents owners in AG, homestead and other exemption matters, and has authored numerous property tax articles.

Other Matters: For legal matters outside of Hagen Law’s fields of practice, we ALWAYS endeavor to provide the names of qualified attorneys in that area of law. Please call Hagen Law Firm, Today!

   Attorney Michael Hagen provides a full range of real estate-related and estate planning/probate legal services to clients in Southwest Florida in the areas of buyer and seller representation, real estate closings and title insurance services, estate planning and probate, code enforcement, property tax consulting and appeals, agricultural exemptions, formation of LLCs and corporations and commercial leasing.
Hagen was the Lee County Property Appraiser’s in-house attorney from 1994-2003, where he litigated 130+ property tax lawsuits and participated in 1000’s of Value Adjustment Board hearings, while administering the agricultural exemptions, homestead, commercial and field data services departments.
Mike Hagen has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell. During the peer review process, lawyers are rated on their legal ability in five areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. An AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating demonstrates that a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics, along with the Client Champion™ award for excellence in client reviews.
Under Hagen’s direction, The Hagen Law Firm, endeavors to provide its clients with solid, cost-conscious real estate law strategies for all of their legal issues.  The firm strives to maintain a reputation for excellence, honesty, integrity and personalized service.
Attorney Hagen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.  He received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law and has practiced law since 1985.  He is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker.
   Paralegal Judy Prowl and Associate Attorney Lisa George
Our firm is supported by a skilled paralegal and an associate attorney, who each have individual focuses in the areas of real estate transactions and estate planning/probate. These valued professionals work hand-in-hand with the Attorney Hagen and our clients. The firm employs a team approach to each legal assignment.

Contact Us

Hagen Law Firm

5290 Summerlin Commons Way, Ste 1003
Ft. Myers, FL 33907      
Call: 239-275-0808

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