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Michael James Schofield

Litigation Attorney at Pensacola, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Alabama - AL 31 years
    Florida - FL 40 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    60%
    Complex, Construction, I.P. litigation, Business litigation, Torts, and Trial Practice.

    41 years

  2. Aviation
    20%
    Representation of Pilots, Air Carriers, FBO, commercial and litigation.

    41 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%

I have over 30 years of experience in complicated matters, including aviation, medical malpractice, complex tort, commercial, construction litigation, and alternative dispute.  I am a Circuit Court Certified Mediator in Florida, and a Rostered Mediator in Alabama; a trained Arbitrator and I have handled numerous jury trials in Florida and Alabama, state and federal courts. I am also admitted in both the 5th Circuit and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal.

I have served on various boards, both profit and non-profit, and lectured, written, and published articles on legal matters.

Hobbies include Flying light aircraft (MEL instrument rating), and boating.

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Location

Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse
125 East Intendencia St Suite 400
Pensacola, FL, 32502-5856

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Reviews

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Posted by Michelle Tate Styron | March 10, 2015
Estate Lawsuit
Michael Schofield is my attorney in an estate settlement case. He has been very professional and supportive in handling my case. This case has taken a great deal of research and recovery of information in matters related to the estate. Mr. Schofield has been both complete and patient in detailing the meaning of the will of the deceased member of my family and providing accurate information. This has been a long process and I have been fortunate to have Mr. Schofield represent me. He has my highest recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2015
The best choice
I had to change my attorney in the middle of the case. I'm very happy I met Mike Schoffield at the right moment. He is the right choice if you need legal help.
Posted by Larry | March 3, 2015
The help you need
Michael is top shelf. I Michael has represented me over a 6 year period. A very complicated case against a major national law firm. Smart, creative, honest, fair, a good value. I would give Michael an unqualified excellent rating.
Posted by Philippe | March 3, 2015
Found an experienced lawyer to trust with my legal needs.
Mr. Schofield has always treated me with respect and totally honestly. In this time of self serving get ahead at all cost “professionals”, it is so refreshing to find a man like Mr. Schofield still exist and is actively practicing as an attorney. Many times his advice and opinions have provided me and members of my family with the guidance we needed to make our own decisions. Decisions Mr. Schofield selflessly respected. His answers to my questions were clear, concise, and to the point. I found him detail minded without excessive actions. What I mean by that is he gets the total job done in a very reasonable amount of time. The result is excellent work while saving resources i.e. your money.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Schofield, Wade, Roane, and Shoemaker
  • 1996 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Cramer, Schofield, Unzicker, Wade
  • 1991 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Collins, Dennis, Truett
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Attorney
  • Kimbrell & Hamann, PA
  • 1983 - 1989
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 1983 - 1983
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Education

  • Luther Rice Seminary
  • MA - Masters
  • 2013
  • University of Florida, College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vertol V Varna Aviation, et al.
  • Settled before trial.
  • Wiregrass v WIII & H, LLP
  • Arbitrated to conclusion
  • JDI V Southern Jet
  • Tried to successful verdict

Associations

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Rotary
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • member, former board member 98-04
  • 1989 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • panel attorney
  • 1989 - Present
  • DRI
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • AOPA
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Aviation Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • Moot Court
  • University of Florida
  • 1982
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • University of Florida
  • 1982
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Publications

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tips from a Mediator and Arbitrator
  • 2006
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Valued Policy Law
  • 2005
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Employment law primer
  • 2000
  • Law Seminars Inc.
  • Introdution to the Legal Process
  • 1987
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Speaking Engagements

  • FLA Seminar
  • Regulatory Awareness
  • 2016
  • University of West Fl Construction program
  • Building Construction
  • 2013
  • Florida Law Conference
  • Ethical Do's and Dont's in ADR
  • 2013
  • FDLA Annual Conference
  • Mediation more Effectively
  • 2010
  • Physicians Seminar
  • Health Care Law Update
  • 1990
  • American Institute of Medical Law
  • Avoiding Malpractice
  • 1990
  • Law Seminar inc
  • Post Trial Practice
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mike on several cases. He is well respected in the community and I would recommend and endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Schofield on several occasions and have referred clients to him. I highly recommend him for general litigation. Mike has a talent for relating to his clients and keeping them well informed, all the while being realistic in reaching the best results."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer for all areas of litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Mike Schofield. Mike is a reputable and experienced litigator."
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Pensacola Litigation Lawyer Michael James Schofield
Michael James Schofield
Litigation Attorney
Pensacola, FL
Licensed for 40 years