Judge Michael Kalil earned his JD from Stetson College of Law in Florida. In 2009, he became a practicing attorney. Prior to his service and election as a judge, Judge Michael Kalil served as a civil trial lawyer for the Law Offices of John S. Kalil, P.A. and before that was an Assistant Public Defender in Duval County. He focused on personal injury and wrongful death law while practicing as a civil trial lawyer. In 2020, Judge Michael Kalil was elected to the Circuit Court, Fourth Judicial District, Group 8, in Duval County Florida. The Circuit Court has jurisdiction over the counties of Duval, Clay, and Nassau county.
Judge Michael Kalil is assigned to the Delinquency and Dependency bench, handling cases involving juveniles, whether they are accused of committing a delinquent act, or if there is an accusation the child has been abused, neglected, or abandoned by a parent or parents. Judge Michael Kalil has served as the delinquency and dependency Judge in Duval County since January 2021.