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I have lived in Brevard County since 2004, when I started practicing law as an Assistant Public Defender.  I worked for the Public Defender's Office for a year, and did more jury trials in that time than I can remember.  After a year I left the Public Defender's Office to start my own practice, and began by representing small businesses and real estate developers.  As the real estate economy in Florida began to crumble, so did many of my clients' businesses and development plans.  As I grew with my clients, trying to help them weather the storm, my practice transformed.  I still help people set up small businesses and protect their personal assets, but the majority of my time these days is spent defending people facing foreclosure, helping them save their property through bankruptcy reorganization and loan modification, or helping them discharge their debts so they can move forward with a fresh start.


I live in North Merritt Island near a nature preserve with my wife and son, our beagle Pepper who is constantly sniffing her way into trouble, and countless snakes, wild boar, and spiders that look like something out of a science fiction movie.  In our spare time we enjoy Brevard County's natural recreation, including the beaches, birding trails, and lagoons. 


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 40%
    7 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 40%
    7 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    11 years
  4. Business: 5%
    11 years



Hourly ($300-450/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas Attilio Vidoni

    Michael is a creative and intelligent advocate who performs excellently at trial.


    Nicholas Vidoni Litigation Attorney
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  • John Christopher Crowder

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Crowder Foreclosure Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Faro & Crowder, Pa

1801 N. Sarno Road, Suite 01
Melbourne, FL, 32935


FLMember in Good Standing200406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerFaro & Crowder PA2005 - Present
Assistant Public Defender18th Jucicial Circuit Public Defender's Office2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001