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Marcus Joseph Michles II

Personal injury Attorney at Pensacola, FL

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Michles, Marcus J.

  • Licensed for 37 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2006

About Marcus

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Marcus J. Michles II is the managing attorney for Michles & Booth, P.A. with offices in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Crestview, Florida. He served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division, Third Special Forces Group, and the First Special Operations Command.  While on active duty, Marcus served as lead trial counsel in a number of highly sensitive and classified trials for the United States Government. After leaving active duty, he joined a statewide medical malpractice defense firm and became the managing partner of the Pensacola office specializing in defending physicians sued for medical negligence. In 1993, Marcus Michles joined the firm of Kerrigan, Estess, Rankin & McLeod, where for eight years he specialized in representing personal injury plaintiffs with an emphasis on medical malpractice.

  

Along with his wife, Cindy, Marcus J. Michles II founded the Michles & Booth Family Freedom Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to providing financial assistance in the form of money and professional services (legal, accounting, and financial advice) directly to the families of military, law enforcement and first responders killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.  To join efforts to support and honor those who serve, please visit .

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Location

Michles & Booth, P.A.
501 Brent Ln
Pensacola, FL, 32503-2003
Michles & Booth, P.A.
400 Racetrack Road NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547
Michles & Booth, P.A.
100 S Ashley Dr
Suite 600
Tampa, FL, 33602
Michles & Booth, P.A.
1502 S. Ferdon Boulevard
Crestview, FL, 32536
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Posted by Chris | July 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Bees Knees Attorney
Second time I've had Mr. Michaels represent me and he outdid himself once again. The results were 1000% beyond expectation and more than I could ever dream of. Marcus went to the mat for me and he will for you. Will use him again if I have occasion to and recommend that you do so as well.
Posted by Barbara | June 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Only Firm I Will Ever Use
McKenzie Sorce and Mr. Michles are true professionals who care about their clients and treat them and their cases with the utmost respect. This was an underinsured motorist case and was completed and settled in five months. McKenzie processed everything in a timely manner and guided us throughout this process. Mr. Booth always stayed involved and spoke with us frequently (which I found to be unusual but comforting). You guys did a great job that we could not have accomplished on our own. Will absolutely recommend them as legal representatives. I would give them 10 Stars.
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Posted by Mary | November 3, 2017
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Very Satisfied Client
Very satisfied with this firm. From the beginning to the finish of my case. I had the same attorney all through my case which was important to me. John Rogers was assigned to my case and I followed his advice..Great Decision! The Pros: Same lawyer (John Rogers) assigned to my case all the way through. Nice and efficient office staff. The firm answers the phone and returns calls promptly. This firm fought for me for a satisfactory settlement. My attorney (John Rogers) kept me informed. Included me in the decisions dealing with my case. Didn't shy away when it got a little tough. Stayed the course and refused to back down. This firm (Micheles & Booth) have all the angles covered. Top Notch Firm! Worked to get me the most possible. Wrapped up my case very nicely, They attend to details...even the smallest thing Cons: None!
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Posted by Steven, investigator | July 22, 2017
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Clients are the sole reason we are here
I am retired from Allstate Insurance Company. Four years ago, I saw Marcus in a local restaurant. He recruited me to join his team in Fort Walton Beach. The sole focus of everyone in this firm is the client. Marcus insists that the clients come first, always. That means Saturdays, Sundays, evenings, 24/7. I have known Marcus for thirty years. For twenty five we negotiated claims, me for the insurance company and Marcus for the client. We were always strictly professional with one another, no name-calling and no nastiness. I am pleased that I decided to join this team. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
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A big thank you!
I was rear-ended, had some injuries. A couple of friends recommended I get a lawyer, and a neighbor recommended Mr. Michels. I did and I'm glad I did. Very professional. I'm very happy with the service I received, as well as the outcome. Thanks!
Posted by Troy Alsaker | June 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
True Professional
I was rear ended badly by a women who was texting while driving. I split my lip open and herniated a disc in my neck. Mr. Michles was able to refer me to some amazing doctors and a chiropractor that worked diligently to help me get back to feeling normal. I could not have been happier with my experience with Mr. Michles. Not only did Mr. Michles personally handle my base, but his whole firm was very professional and courteous. He always kept me abreast of the situation with my case without me having to call for updates. All of his staff were a pleasure to deal with and very friendly as well. I wouldn't recommend a single other injury attorney in town!
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Posted by Robert | April 19, 2016
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Hire a Double Vet
On my first interview I knew this was the man I wanted to handle my case. From the plaques in the halls I knew he was a veteran in the courtroom as well as a Military Vet. He had excelled in both as well as ultimately for me.
Posted by Stacey | May 13, 2015
Protected my interest in multi-car accident
I was involved in a multi-car accident where my car was sandwiched in the middle, and I had concerns about how insurance would handle the situation. I called Marcus Michles, known for his involvement in the community, for some immediate guidance, which he provided as a courtesy. When I decided I definitely needed an attorney, Marcus connected me with attorney Chris Janes in the M&B Fort Walton Beach office (closer to my home), and Mr. Janes did an excellent job of protecting MY interest.
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Posted by Brian | August 22, 2013
Proficient, Knowlegeable, and Alligeant
Marcus Michles II is a dedicated professional that gave me a sense of ease during a physically and emotionally tough time following my auto collision. From the first meeting, he gave me an honest assessment of the case, citing his vast experience with previous clients as evidence of his conviction. I would recommend Mr. Michles to any legitimate victim who needs expert legal assistance.
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Posted by Cory | August 19, 2013
Very knowledgeable, honest, and quick results!!!!
I had gotten into a car accident in 2013. I was hit from behind and Mr. Marcus Michles helped me out tremendously!! He guided me on what need to happen to protect me and make sure the end result was a success. Mr Michles guided me to get the medical attention that I needed, and it helped out tremendously for a recover. Thank you for everything Mr. Marcus Michles!
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Posted by Alex | July 31, 2013
Top notch and result oriented
Mr. Michles is a true professional in every possible way. I was in a car accident not too long ago which required some legal attention. We met at his office and he provided me with a complete overview of how the process works. He never once told me what to do, but provided options for me to decide. At no time did I feel lost or confused during the legal process. His direct oversight helped me get resolution to a battle that I thought would never end. There's a reason he's good; he cares for his clients and understands their needs. If the need ever arises again, there would be no hesitation on who I'd turn to....Mr Marcus Michles He's a man of his word and integrity directs his every action.
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Posted by William | July 23, 2013
5 Stars
I hired Marcus Michles of Michles & Booth to represent me after I was injured in a serious bicycle accident. I was extremely lucky to have been represented by a lawyer and law firm with such extensive resources… their medical doctor worked with me and my doctors; their investigators collected and compiled all of the evidence involved in my case; paralegals and other staff made every step of the process stress-free for me. By some point early on in the process, my belief that I had hired a lawyer (Marcus) to represent me was largely overshadowed by the fact that I had really hired an army of legal professionals (Michles & Booth) to fight for me. Needless to say, I was more than pleased with the outcome of my case and the care and professionalism with which my case was handled.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2006
updated on 06/05/2015

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Marcus's comment: “Admonishment characterized as "minor misconduct" by the Florida Bar (TFB File #2005-01,014(02S dated 01/04/06) due to failure to use print advertising disclosure on a yellow pages magnet and omission of the word "combined" in stating years of team experience.”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Michles and Booth, PA
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kerrigan, Estes, Rankin & McLeod
  • 1993 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Colins, Dennis & Truett
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Captain
  • United States Army
  • 1986 - 1990
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Law
  • 1986
  • Furman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Premier 100
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyer
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Michles Family Freedom Foundation
  • Founder
  • 2009 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Power List - Most Powerful in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties
  • InWeekly
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Excellence Award
  • United States Trade & Commerce Institute
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in FL: Highest in Ethical Standards & Prof. Exc.
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Excellence in Practice
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Excellence Award
  • United States Trade & Commerce Institute
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2001
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Professional Development Symposium: Spring Into Action
  • Ethics
  • 2013
  • Curriculum for Nursing
  • Legal Issues in Nursing & Healthcare
  • 2013
  • Training for Dental Hygienist
  • Ethics & Jurisprudence
  • 2011
  • 2010 FJA Workhorse Seminar
  • Recommended Strategies Relating to Examination Itself: The Law, Tactics & Strategies of Dealing with and Litigating Issue Related to the Defense Medical Exam
  • 2010
  • 2010 FJA Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Medical Malpractice Legislation on the Horizon: Proactive & Defensive
  • 2010
  • 2010 FJA Annual Convention, Annual Review
  • Notable Cases and Statutes Influencing Your Practice
  • 2010
  • 2008 FJA Workhorse Seminard
  • Cross-Examination of the Medical Negligence Defendant Physician in Deposition and at Trial
  • 2008
  • 2008 FJA Medical Malpractice Seminar
  • Keys to Winning at Trial - Jury Selection Through Closing
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Michles' commitment to his clients is unequaled. He is willing to expend whatever resources and time necessary to achieve the best result possible. There are good lawyers every where. Mr. Michles is a part of the rare group of exceptional lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply put: if I were seriously injured by auto negligence or medical malpractice, I would want Mr. Michles trying my case. His work ethic and trial skills are second to none."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Michles provides a wealth of knowledge both for fellow attorneys and for his clients. If I had a friend or family member injured I would not refer them to anyone else."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Michles has a relentless commitment to his client. Many trial attorneys take the easy settlement to avoid the hard path towards trial; Mr. Michles never compromises the client and is always willing to litigate."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Pensacola Personal injury Lawyer Marcus Joseph Michles II
Marcus Joseph Michles II
Personal injury Attorney
Pensacola, FL
Licensed for 37 years
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