Joseph F. Summonte, Jr. graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 1997, where he completed internships with the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, The Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office and the Honorable James D. Whittemore, who is now a Federal District Court Judge. 

     Joseph has been listed in multiple professional directories, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and Madison's Who's Who of Executives and Professionals. In addition, he has been a presenter at seminars on construction law issues that provide continuing education credits for attorneys, contractors, engineers, and other construction professionals.  As of 2013, he is rated as "Excellent" by the Avvo attorney rating and profile service. 

     From 1982-1990, Joseph was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. In 1990, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout, an accomplishment reached by less than five percent of scouts. He was the recipient of the 2006 Florida Bar Young Lawyer's Division Award and the 2006 Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Judicial Circuit, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. 

     Joseph is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Florida.