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Michael H Fayard II

also known as Michael Fayard, Fayard Law

About me

As a former felony prosecutor, I handled hundreds of cases and gained invaluable experience trying cases, both before a jury and the bench.  Additionally, while at the State Attorney's Office, I spearheaded the Unlicensed Contractor cases and I reviewed all cases in order to make filing decision.  

In addition to my experience as a prosecutor, I have represented clients in civil cases in both State and Federal courts at every level, and every stage of litigation, including appeals. 

I have also been hired numerous times as a consultant and as an expert witness providing technological support in complex civil litigation cases involving forensic data recovery and E-discovery.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. Juvenile: 20%
  3. Sex Crime: 15%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Fayard Law

434 S. Washington Blvd.
Suite 100
Sarasota, FL, 34236


KYAuthorized to practice law201005/12/2010
FLMember in Good Standing200801/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono HonorsFlorida Coastal School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselDavid Willis Law Group2013 - Present
Sole PractionerFayard Law2012 - Present
Of CounselLieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP2013 - 2014
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2012 - 2013
Sole PractitionerMichael H. Fayard, II, Attorney at Law2008 - 2012
Law ClerkDurant & Schoeppel, P.A.2006 - 2008
Asst. Operations OfficerUnited States Army2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)N/A2014 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2014 - Present
Sarasota Chamber of CommerceN/A2014 - Present
The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtN/A2013 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
U.S. District Court Court Western District of KentuckyN/A2010 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of KentuckyN/A2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/A2010 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Louisville Bar AssociationN/A2010 - 2012
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/A2008 - Present
Bankruptcy Bar of the Middle District of FloridaN/A2008 - Present
Florida BarN/A2008 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationN/A2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. C.P.All charges dropped.
State v. CPBattery charges reduced to civil Disorderly Conduct
State v. RH [Prosecutor]Favorable Jury Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawInternational LawLL.M - Master of Laws2010
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of CincinnatiEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial SkillsClosing Arguments2013
E-Discovery LitigationElectronic Discovery and Forensic Data Recovery2011
Pre-DeploymentRules of Engagement - Hague Convention2008