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Michael David Rudolph

About me

For over 20 years I have aggressively represented those injured on the job or who are too disabled to work.  I will only sign up a client if I feel I can help, and will not sign someone up if they do not need a lawyer or if doing so might hurt their case.  I will not sign someone up just to pad my own statistics or in hopes of an easy settlement down the road like some larger firms do.  I will pursue your case all the way through trial, again unlike many local big advertising firms.  I am Board Certified by the FL Bar in workers' compensation which means that I have tried the requisite number of cases and passed a statewide certification exam.  Only Board Certified lawyers can state that they are an expert in their designated field.  There is only one other Board Certified  Workers Comp attorney in N.E. Floriida.  Always ask about  a lawyer's quailifications, don't make a decision based on their firm's advertising budget! 


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
  2. Social Security: 25%



Contingent (20-25%)

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  • Bram Louis Scharf

    Mike and I represented a client involved in a catastrophic automobile accident while working as a subcontractor for a painting contractor. The insurance company denied workers' compensation. After fighting the insurance company for over 2 years including an appeal to the 1st DCA of Florida, Mike helped our client eventually settle his claim for a total of $1.1 million.


    Bram Scharf Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rudolph, Israel & Ellis, P.A.

4465 Baymeadows Road
Ste 3
Jacksonville, FL, 32217


FLMember in Good Standing199206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Board Certified - recertifiedThe Florida Bar2012
Meritorious Public ServiceThe Florida Bar2011
America's Most Honored ProfessionalsAmerican Registry2011
Who's Who Among Executives and ProfessionalsWho's Who2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Florida Super Lawyer - Corporate Counsel EditionLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Florida Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel EditionLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Certificate of AppreciationBureau of Rehabilitation & Employment Services2009
Northeast Florida's Top ProfessionalsJacksonville Magazine2009
Florida Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Board Certified - Workers' CompensationFlorida Bar2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerRudolph, Israel & Ellis, P.A.2015 - Present
Attorney/PartnerHarris Guidi Rosner Dunlap & Rudolph, PA1999 - 2015
Attorney/PartnerRudolph & Quezon, P.A.1997 - 1999
Attorney/PartnerLloyd, Hoskins, Pierce & Rudolph, P.A.1995 - 1997
AttorneyBarrs, Williamson, Stolberg, Townsend & Gonzalez1992 - 1995
AttorneyKattman & Eschelman, P.A.1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
E. Robert Williams American Inn of CourtPresident2015 - Present
Child Cancer FundBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Executive CouncilForum Committee2013 - Present
Florida Workers Compensation Forum/Board Certification CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Florida Justice Teaching ProgramCertified Instructor2010 - Present
E. Robert Williams American Inn of CourtFounding Member2009 - Present
Executive Council - Workers' Comp. Section, Florida BarExecutive Council Member2007 - Present
Florida Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMemberN/A
Jacksonville Bar Association, Social Security SectionMemberN/A
Jacksonville Bar Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMember - Workers' Compensation Task Force2009 - 2009
Florida BarMember - Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A”2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hess v. Luhrs Corp.Settled total controvert for $1,000,000.00.
Bend v. Shamrock Servicessettled case at mediation for $1,100,000.00
Llamp v. State of FloridaSettled for $1,000,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
Jacksonville Lawyer MagazineRoughing It With Michael Rudolph2008
Pinellas County ReviewAre Consenting Adults Responsible to Sex Partners1991
News and 440 ReportCase Law UpdateN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers' Compensation ForumPermanent Total Disability2015
E. Robert Williams & Judge William Wieland American Inns of Court First Annual Judicial LuncheonIntroduction on the History and Mission of the Inns of Court2015
Rise and Phal and Rise again of WestphalWorkers' Compensation2014
W.C., Medicare/Medicaid and the ADAFighting the Good Fight - Claimant's Workers' Compensation2013
N.E. FL Paralegal AssociationSocial Security A-Z2013
Fruit Cove Middle SchoolThe Bill of Rights/Civics - 24 classes2011
Handling A Social Security Disability CaseSocial Security2010
65th Florida Workers Compensation ConventionHot Topics2010
Florida Coastal School of LawSocail Security Practice2009
64th Annual Workers Compensation Educational ConferenceHot Topics2009
63rd Annual Workers' Compensation ConventionHot Topics2008
Basic Workers CompensationBasic Workers' Compensation2005
Social Security PracitceHandling a Social Security Disability Case in FL2004
Law School ClassWorkers' Compensation2002
ClassroomLaw and It's Relationship to the Medical Field2001
Florida Workers Advocates Annual SeminarPermanent Total Disability Under the New Act1996
Florida Workers Advocates Annual ConferenceCase Law Update1996
ClassroomThe Practice of Law1995