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Michael is a highly skilled litigation attorney with a focus on catastrophic and personal injury, premises liability, and general civil litigation. Raised in Tampa, he graduated from Alonso High School and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida, graduating cum laude. Michael then received his Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law.
After completing law school, Michael began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Florida. During his tenure, he handled thousands of cases, successfully trying numerous jury and non-jury trials involving misdemeanors to violent felonies. This experience honed his courtroom skills and deepened his understanding of the criminal justice system.
Building on his litigation expertise, Michael joined one of Florida’s largest and most prestigious civil trial firms, where he defended major insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of civil matters. This opportunity allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the defense perspective and gain valuable insights into the strategies employed by insurance companies.
Michael then shifted has focused to representing injured persons, passionately representing clients seeking justice. Leveraging his extensive litigation experience and his understanding of both defense and plaintiff perspectives, he navigates the complexities of legal cases with precision and determination. Michael’s dedication to his clients’ rights and interests is unwavering, and he consistently strives to achieve optimal results.
Recognized for his exceptional legal skills, Michael has been honored as a recipient of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch in the fields of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation. This recognition reflects his outstanding contributions and expertise in his practice areas. With his wealth of experience and his commitment to achieving justice, Michael continues to make a significant impact in the field of personal injury, advocating tirelessly for his clients’ rights and ensuring they receive the best possible outcomes.
For individuals in need of a dedicated and skilled litigation attorney in Tampa, Michael offers a wealth of experience in catastrophic and personal injury cases, premises liability, and general civil litigation. Contact him today for a consultation and let his expertise guide you towards a favorable resolution.
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Jim Magazine is truly incredible. He made a difficult situation extremely pleasant. Jim is very knowledgeable and committed to helping his clients. His generosity and support left a lasting impression. From the beginning, he gave us options, was extremely concerned, and wanted to help my husband feel better from his injury. He worked hard and did everything he could to show his support for our situation.