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.
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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.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1990||09/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate||Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||N/A|
|Partner||Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Groelle & Salmon, Pa||2013 - 2014|
|Managing Partner||Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson, LLP||2011 - 2013|
|Managing Attorney||Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer, PA||2010 - 2011|
|Attorney||Conroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer, PA||2006 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Construction Defect Claims & Coverage||Member||2014 - Present|
|Windstorm Insurance Network||Member||2014 - Present|
|Product Liability Defense Alliance||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1990 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|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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|2010 Annual Claims Management||Transitory Foreign Substances||2010|
|Critical issues in labor and employment law||Critical issues in labor and employment law||1990|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of South Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Occidental College||Diplomacy & World Affairs/National Security & Intelligence||N/A||N/A|
|West Coast Claims Association||Assignment of Benefits in First Party Claims - A Survey of Florida Law||2014|
|Annual Claims Management Seminar||Best Practices for Liability Claims with Coverage Issues||2012|
|Annual Claims Management Seminar||Wam, Bam, Injection Plan! Compulsory Medical Examinations||2011|
|Montgomery Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, Charlotte, NC||Workers Compensation Immunity in Liability Claims||2010|
|Annual Claims Management Seminar||Transitory Foreign Substances.||2010|
|Annual Claims Management Seminar||Land of the Lost: Tips on How to Avoid Being a Dinosaur in the Modern World of Premises||2010|
|Annual Claims Management Seminar||Truth or Consequences – The Purpose of Discovery and Surveillance in Attacking Fraudulent Claims||2008|