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Michael grew up on Cape Cod and graduated from Cape Cod Academy.  He moved to Florida and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg where he obtained a B.A. in Environmental Studies.  



Michael graduated from Vermont Law School and began his legal career in Florida.   He worked from the judicial perspective as a Trial Court Staff Attorney and performed extensive legal research and drafted judicial orders and opinions for Circuit Court Judges. He then began practicing law as a litigation associate with a firm in Gainesville, Florida.  He developed significant litigation experience in diverse areas of law including personal injury, real property, business, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant.
 
In May 2010, Michael joined the law firm, Dell Graham, P.A.  and  focused his practice in the areas of commercial and general civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, and insurance defense.  He gained extensive experience defending government entities and agencies against all claims including employment matters based on gender, age, and racial discrimination. 
 
It is with gratitude and appreciation for his past legal opportunities and experiences that he now returns to Massachusetts to establish Pierce Law.  Michael is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida.  He is excited to bring  passion, dedication, and experience to serve the legal needs of individuals and businesses throughout Massachusetts.  
 
Michael and his wife Emalee, with their children Luke and Betsy, live in Sandwich, Massachusetts.  They enjoy spending time together as a family, especially outdoors.  Some of their favorite activities are camping, fishing, canoeing, and spending time on the beach.

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Pierce Law

540 Main Street, Suite 8
Hyannis, MA, 02601

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 15%
  4. Debt Collection: 15%
  5. Real Estate: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Morgan Brior McCarthy

    Attorney Pierce is an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable attorney in the areas in which he practices. Attorney Pierce is capable of providing excellent legal advice and representation and continues to grow his practice.

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    As a transactional real estate attorney I need a reliable referral source for my clients that need litigation support. Michael is a great resource for my clients and the feed back I get is very positive. I know that Michael works hard for my clients and always gets them the best outcome possible.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive201308/28/2013
FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt200606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateDell Graham, PA2010 - 2013
AssociateClayton-Johnston, P.A.2006 - 2010
AttorneyTrial Court Staff Attorney2004 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Barnstable County Bar AssociationExecutive Committee Member2016 - Present
Cape Cod Chamber of CommerceMember2016 - Present
Osterville Anglers ClubMember2016 - Present
Cotuit Athletic AssociationMember2014 - Present
Board of Director/Trustee of the Thornton Burgess SocietyTrustee2014 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Thorton W. Burgess SocietyDirector2014 - Present
Sandwich Chamber of CommerceMember2013 - Present
Barnstable County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Cape Cod Young ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
South Shore Young ProfessionalsMember2013 - Present
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Florida Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - 2013
Eigth Judicial Circuit Bar AssocationFormer Board of Directors2007 - 2013
Vermont Journal of Environmental LawEditor Staff2004 - 2004
Marion County Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ashley Willams vs. Christopher NicholsonDefense verdict.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Vermont Journal of Environmental LawNutrional Supplement Regulations and Oversight2014
Vermont Journal of Environmental LawNutrional Supplement Regulations and Oversight2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vermont Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Eckerd CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Work-A-Like GroupCurrent National Trends: School Liability and Employment Claims2013