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About Me

Michael Sperounes is a partner in the Tampa office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. 


Mr. Sperounes is a Florida trial attorney with extensive trial experience.  He focuses his practice on first and third party insurance defense; and has broad experience advising and representing Florida’s property insurers in first-party property disputes arising from sinkhole, windstorm, fire, mold and water losses.  He also represents and defends insurers in coverage litigation.


In addition to representing insurance companies in first-party actions, his over twenty years of  experience includes litigating and defending many complex cases on behalf of business owners, property owners, construction companies, professionals, claims of employment discrimination, violations of the Florida’s Civil Rights Act, and various theories of professional malpractice, auto negligence, personal injury and wrongful death.


Mr. Sperounes received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, Florida, in 1989 and Bachelor of Arts from University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, with a major in Political Science.  While in law school, he managed Night Operations, MIS for Smiths Industries, a military avionics contractor for the Department of Defense and he interned with the National Labor Relations Board.


Mr. Sperounes is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar; he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is certified by the State of Florida to provide Continuing Education credits to insurance adjusters and members of the Florida Bar.


His experience prior to joining the firm includes working as a consultant with the United States Department of Justice investigating and combating liability and No-Fault fraud.


Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    25 years, 250 cases
  2. Insurance: 25%
    25 years, 300 cases
  3. Consumer Protection: 15%
    25 years, 100 cases
  4. Employment & Labor: 15%
    25 years, 100 cases
  5. Immigration: 15%
    25 years, 100 cases


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • F. Robert Radel II

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a fine attorney, with a great deal of experience in the defense of insureds and self insureds. He has quite successfully defended cases involving premises owners, products manufacturers, automoblile and trucking accidents, and healthcare claims. He is a consummate professional, with only the best interests of his client, in mind.


    F. Radel Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Karen Jessica Jerome Smith

    I endorse this lawyer for Insurance Fraud, Personal Injury and Estate Planning.


    Karen Smith Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

3812 Coconut Palm Drive
Suite 200
Tampa, FL, 33619


FLMember in Good Standing199009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CertificateAcademy of Florida Trial LawyersN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith2014 - Present
PartnerGroelle & Salmon, Pa2013 - 2014
Managing PartnerWalton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson, LLP2011 - 2013
Managing AttorneyConroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer, PA2010 - 2011
AttorneyConroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer, PA2006 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Construction Defect Claims & CoverageMember2014 - Present
Windstorm Insurance NetworkMember2014 - Present
Product Liability Defense AllianceMember2014 - Present
Florida BarMember1990 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Elzbieta & Ireck Juraszek v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.Prevailed on Order.
Farrel Bernstein and Marie Angerame v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp.Order Granted
Dunedin Restoration Services Inc. aao Jon Harmon v Universal Property and Casualty Ins. Co.Final Summary Judgment Granted
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Publication NameTitleDate
2010 Annual Claims ManagementTransitory Foreign Substances2010
Critical issues in labor and employment lawCritical issues in labor and employment law1990
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Occidental CollegeDiplomacy & World Affairs/National Security & IntelligenceN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
West Coast Claims AssociationAssignment of Benefits in First Party Claims - A Survey of Florida Law2014
Annual Claims Management SeminarBest Practices for Liability Claims with Coverage Issues2012
Annual Claims Management SeminarWam, Bam, Injection Plan! Compulsory Medical Examinations2011
Montgomery Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, Charlotte, NCWorkers Compensation Immunity in Liability Claims2010
Annual Claims Management SeminarTransitory Foreign Substances.2010
Annual Claims Management SeminarLand of the Lost: Tips on How to Avoid Being a Dinosaur in the Modern World of Premises2010
Annual Claims Management SeminarTruth or Consequences – The Purpose of Discovery and Surveillance in Attacking Fraudulent Claims2008