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Michael John Trentalange

Michael John Trentalange

also known as Mike Trentalange

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

About Me

For the past 25 years, I have been fortunate to represent injured people and their families in their attempt to obtain justice.  Tampa is my home, but our firm handles cases throughout Florida.  If you have a question or a case in which I can help, please call me or send me an e-mail. 


I am Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar and am Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.  I have been selected for admission in Florida Superlawyers and Florida Trend's Legal Elite.  


But the greatest satisfaction I derive in my practice comes from achieving results for my clients.  I have been fortunate to have obtained a verdict over $10 million in both 2013 and 2014.




Languages Spoken: Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Medical Malpractice: 85%
    25 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    25 years
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 5%
    25 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


    John Ralls Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

218 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL, 33609-1270



DCActive 201405/25/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199008/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerTrentalange & Kelley, P.A.2009 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Gardner v. Tampa General HospitalVerdict for Plaintiff of $12 million
Justice v. Johnson$1,640,000 Verdict for Plaintiffs
Rusiecki v. Team Health$15 million verdict for the plaintiffs

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Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalSetting a Case for Trial: Rule 1.440 Means What it Says2010
Florida Bar JournalUse of Learned Treatises on Cross-Examination: Practical Considerations2005
Diagnostic and Operative HysteroscopyMedicolegal Issues2000
Florida Bar JournalFlorida's Attractive Nuisance Doctrine1991
Florida Police ChiefToward a Reasoned Application of the Exclusionary Rule1990


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/Alaw1989
University of FloridaPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CLE Ski SeminarJudicial Disqualification2010
The Art of the Settlement in Florida: How to Get the Results you WantEffective Settlement Techniques2004
"Correctional Health Care Liability,”"Correctional Health Care Liability”2004
Academy of Florida Trial Layers Ski SeminarInventive Discovery Techniques2002