About The Instructor
Mark S. Hamilton was born and raised along the eastern portion of the state in Fort Pierce, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in 1992 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Finance and Economics, he earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1995. While there, he was a member of the Stetson Trial team which participated in the National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago, Illinois.
After graduating from Stetson University College of Law, Mark was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Florida. In 1996, he oversaw the activities of the entire South Pinellas County Traffic Division for the Office of the State Attorney. He subsequently ascended to the level of Lead Trial Attorney for a County Court Division and later worked in the Felony Division of the State Attorney's Office. After leaving the State Attorney's Office in 1999, Mark became an associate at the law firm of Koch & Harrington, P.A. in Clearwater, Florida.
From 2003 to through 2009, Mark served as Senior Attorney with the Florida Department of Financial Services. During that time, he also served as a liaison to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, as well as an instructor on Florida Public Records Law.
In 2010, he was selected as Bureau Chief of the North Florida Region of the Economic Crimes Division for the Florida Office of the Attorney General. During his tenure at the Office of the Attorney General, Mark served in various capacities including Interim Director of the Economic Crimes Division and as Special Counsel.
Mark has served as General Counsel for the Florida Department of Revenue since September of 2016.