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Michael T Mackhanlall

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A life long Florida native, born in a solid blue-collar suburb, from a young age Michael understood the value of hard work, learning with his father in the construction industry.  His sense of service and helping others inspired him to join the military.  Michael supported combat search-and-rescue, and counter-terrorism operations as a United States Air Force airborne electronic communications specialist aboard H/C-130/p aircraft.

Michael is a fighter who was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and to disaster relief operations around the world; he was recognized as the 2005 Airman of The Year.  He also received numerous decorations while serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His unit was one of the first that was deployed to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief operations.

During law school, Michael focused on trial and litigation courses, earning the highest grade in Evidence, Trial Practice, and Advanced Trial Practice, as well as winning numerous national appellate advocacy competitions.

During and after law school, Michael worked in the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office, where he successfully conducted numerous trials from start to finish.  During this time he trained with multiple police agencies on police procedures, and on protocol in Florida Department of Law Enforcement courses.

After his time at the State Attorney’s Office, Michael worked for a top civil trial firm, which represented Fortune 500 auto manufacturers in roll-over crashes, and tire manufacturers in blow-out cases resulting in death or great bodily harm.  He also handled all of the firm’s criminal matters. Michael saw first-hand how the rich and powerful can use their unlimited money and resources to bury the little guy.

Michael has also seen how the Government, and overzealous state prosecutors, can use their power to destroy the lives and families of people who cannot afford an aggressive defense attorney, or who inadvertently select a defense attorney who wants to make a quick buck.

Michael is a strong supporter of the U.S. Constitution, and believes that great defense attorneys can serve as a check on the Government.  He also puts his money where his mouth is: He has taken complex felony criminal cases involving DNA evidence and private detectives pro bono, and has spent over $20,000 of his own money in building a strong defense in those pro bono criminal cases.

Michael maintains offices in both Orlando and Tampa, and is well-suited to the clientele in these areas.  He has represented hundreds of individuals; his peers consider him a highly-skilled and hard-working attorney. He has provided both civil and criminal representation to high-ranking officers in all branches of the United States military, to city officials, firemen, police officers, doctors, nurses, school teachers, clergymen and local businessmen. He has mentored several attorneys and has provided both civil and criminal representation to attorneys as well.

Michael also practices all levels of Family law, as it is closely related to criminal law, and many of his criminal law clients specifically ask him to handle all of their future legal matters.

When you’re at the worst point in your life, or facing serious legal problems, that is the time to get Mike on your side, fighting for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Family: 19%
  4. Domestic Violence: 1%



Hourly ($185-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Paul T Zeniewicz

    Michael T. Mackhanlall is wonderful attorney. I've had the privilege of working with Mike on a number of matters. His drive to succeed for his clients is unprecedented. I fully endorse Michael T. Mackhanlall for all of your legal needs.


    Paul Zeniewicz Insurance Attorney
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  • Michael Mendez

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Mackhanlall is very detail oriented when it comes to investigating not only how his work will help his clients in the moment, but also how it will help them in the future.


    Michael Mendez Immigration Attorney
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Contact info

Mack Law P.A.

37 N. Orange Ave.
Suite. 500
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing201209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sponsor LGBT Pride MonthWatermark Magazine2015
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardCaribbean Bar Association2015
Certificate of AppreciationLegal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association2014
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Class of 83Leadership Orlando2013
Outstanding Senior EditorFlorida A&M University Law Review2012
Best Respondent's BriefNational Veteran's Law2010
Aviation Excellence AwardEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University2006
Airman of The Year347th Rescue Wing2005
Scholarship AwardUSAF First Sergeant's Association2005
Airman of The Year347th Rescue Wing2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberMack Law P.A.2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian Cultural AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Florida CarryExecutive Member2014 - 2015
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Community Law ProgramBoard Member2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - Present
MediatorFlorida Supreme Court Certified2012 - Present
The George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Coalition For The HomelessBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Orlando Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2014
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of Central FloridaBoard Member2012 - 2013
Florida A&M University College of Law- Law Review JournalNotes & Comments Editor2011 - 2012
Downtown Orlando PartnershipMember2009 - 2013
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Air Force Sergeants AssociationExecutive Member2002 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. G.R.Not Guilty/No Violation
State v. C.T.Acquittal on All Counts
State v. A.T.Acquitted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Mack Law P.A. BlogUnderstanding Florida's Criminal Felony Score Sheet2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
FDLE Intoxilyzer 8000 Agency Inspector CourseN/AN/A2014
FDLE Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Test Operator SchoolN/AN/A2013
Florida A&M University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Masters of DUIN/AN/A2012
Community College of the Air ForceAviation SciencesN/A2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI and Criminal Law CasesAsk-A-Lawyer2015
Attorney General Roundtable Business ExpoDoing Business in Florida2015
Seminar for Homeless VeteransVeteran's Court & Other Legal Issues Facing Military Veterans2014
Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers AssociationIssues Involving On Call Compensation For Security Guards Class Action2014
FAMU Youth and Law Enforcement ForumPolice Brutality2014
Southeast Building Conference 2013Florida Adopts New Limited Liability Company Act2013
Debate on Florida's Stand Your Ground LawFlorida's Stand Your Ground Law2013
Parramore Community EventProtecting Your Constitutional Rights 1012012
Florida Contractor Licensing Business ConferenceBusiness Law 101 for Business Contractors2012