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Michael T Mackhanlall

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Michael is a life long Florida native, born in a solid blue-collar suburb.  From a young age Michael understood the value of hard work, learning with his father in the construction industry. His sense of service and commitment to helping others inspired him to join the military shortly after 9/11.  Michael supported combat search-and-rescue and counter-terrorism operations as a United States Air Force airborne radio operator aboard H/C-130/p aircraft, where he learned many life lessons and values that he takes with him throughout his law practice. 


 


Michael is a fighter who was deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and to disaster relief operations around the world; he was recognized as the 2005 Airman of The Year.  He also received numerous decorations while serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His unit was one of the first that was deployed to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief operations.


 


After graduating in the top ten percent of his class, Michael worked in the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office, where he learned critical trial skills in the direct and cross examination of hostile witnesses and experts.  Using this foundation, Michael moved on to work for a top civil trial firm which represented Fortune 500 auto manufacturers in roll-over crashes and tire manufacturers in blow-out cases resulting in death or great bodily harm.  Michael saw first-hand how the rich and powerful can use their unlimited money and resources to bury the little guy.


 


These experiences have seasoned Michael in making YOUR presentation of the evidence before a Judge in your family law or criminal law case.  In the family law arena, Michael has regularly stood up against the fancy high priced law firms in town and has been victorious many times.  He has represented clients in complex divorces and highly contested family law cases.  He has also represented clients charged from misdemeanor offenses to felonies punishable by life.  Michael is well versed in highly contested cases, as referenced by his more then 60+ five star reviews on Avvo, along with a 10/10 Superb Rating.  He was also awarded the Legal Elite award and featured in Orlando Style Magazine in 2016.


 


Michael maintains his office in Orlando and has represented hundreds of individuals across Central Florida counties. His peers consider him a highly-skilled and hard-working attorney. He has provided both civil and criminal representation to high-ranking officers in all branches of the United States military, to city officials, firemen, police officers, doctors, nurses, school teachers, clergymen and local businessmen. He has mentored several attorneys and has provided both civil and criminal representation to attorneys as well.


 


When you’re at the worst point in your life, or facing serious legal problems, that is the time to get Mike on your side, fighting for you when you need it most.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Divorce: 25%
  3. Family: 24%
  4. Domestic Violence: 1%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul T Zeniewicz

    Michael T. Mackhanlall is wonderful attorney. I've had the privilege of working with Mike on a number of matters. His drive to succeed for his clients is unprecedented. I fully endorse Michael T. Mackhanlall for all of your legal needs.

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    Paul Zeniewicz Insurance Attorney
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  • Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.

    When the need arises for a top notch and skilled criminal defense attorney in the Orlando or Tampa area, look no further than Mr. Mackhanlall. He fights hard for his clients and is reasonable in his fees. You can see the high caliber of his carefully answered questions from posters on Avvo, with which most of his colleagues consistently agree. For these reasons, I do not hesitate in endorsing this lawyer.

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    Alberto Quirantes Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Mack Law P.A.

37 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 414
Orlando, FL, 32801

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteOrlando Style Magazine2016
Sponsor LGBT Pride MonthWatermark Magazine2015
Outstanding Pro Bono Service AwardCaribbean Bar Association2015
Certificate of AppreciationLegal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association2014
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Class of 83Leadership Orlando2013
Outstanding Senior EditorFlorida A&M University Law Review2012
Best Respondent's BriefNational Veteran's Law2010
Aviation Excellence AwardEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University2006
Airman of The Year347th Rescue Wing2005
Scholarship AwardUSAF First Sergeant's Association2005
Airman of The Year347th Rescue Wing2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberMack Law P.A.2013 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian Cultural AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Community Law ProgramBoard Member2013 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - Present
MediatorFlorida Supreme Court Certified2012 - Present
The George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Coalition For The HomelessBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Orlando Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Air Force Sergeants AssociationExecutive Member2002 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A
Florida CarryExecutive Member2014 - 2015
Hispanic Bar Association of Central FloridaBoard Member2012 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2014
Florida A&M University College of Law- Law Review JournalNotes & Comments Editor2011 - 2012
Downtown Orlando PartnershipMember2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. G.R.Not Guilty/No Violation
State v. C.T.Acquittal on All Counts
State v. A.T.Acquitted
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Mack Law P.A. BlogUnderstanding Florida's Criminal Felony Score Sheet2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
FDLE Intoxilyzer 8000 Agency Inspector CourseN/AN/A2014
FDLE Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Test Operator SchoolN/AN/A2013
Florida A&M University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Masters of DUIN/ADUI2012
Community College of the Air ForceAviation SciencesB.S. Magna Cum Laude2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI and Criminal Law CasesAsk-A-Lawyer2015
Attorney General Roundtable Business ExpoDoing Business in Florida2015
Seminar for Homeless VeteransVeteran's Court & Other Legal Issues Facing Military Veterans2014
Plaintiffs Employment Lawyers AssociationIssues Involving On Call Compensation For Security Guards Class Action2014
FAMU Youth and Law Enforcement ForumPolice Brutality2014
Southeast Building Conference 2013Florida Adopts New Limited Liability Company Act2013
Debate on Florida's Stand Your Ground LawFlorida's Stand Your Ground Law2013
Parramore Community EventProtecting Your Constitutional Rights 1012012
Florida Contractor Licensing Business ConferenceBusiness Law 101 for Business Contractors2012