He has vast experience in business, construction and international litigation. He is also experienced in customs and trade law and intellectual property litigation.
Michael graduated in the top ten percent of his law school class. After graduation, Michael served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington.
J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2005; magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Florida Law Review, Managing Editor
B.S., University of Florida, 2002; with high honors
• Commercial and Business Litigation
• Law Clerk to Honorable Virginia M Hernandez Covington, U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida Jacksonville, Florida, 2005-2007
• Won a multimillion-dollar jury verdict award on behalf of Guarantee Insurance Company against its insurance brokers for failure to properly protect the interests of its fiduciary concerning its insurance needs.
• Successfully defended (at both the trial and appellate level) several corporations in a multi-million fraud action and obtained an award on behalf of the client for the attorney’s fees the client incurred in defending the action.
• Defended, through successful resolution of an action in the Southern District of Florida, against a NASDAQ listed company in which the plaintiff was seeking to recover approximately $100 million.
• Represented a US company in a $150 million federal bench trial against a Venezuelan state owned entity.
• Representation of builders and contractors in federal multi-district litigation and state court litigation against claims of defective Chinese drywall.