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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. Litigation: 85%
    39 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Aviation: 15%
    39 years, 700 cases



Hourly ($600/hour), contingent (20-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • John Sidney Wirt

    Michael is a brilliant lawyer, extremely hard working and dedicated to his client's case. He goes the extra mile to win a case and has the courtroom presence and demeanor that demands respect from the judge and jury. Michael is an outstanding advocate and jurist whom I highly endorse.


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Contact info

169 East Flagler Street
Suite 1224
Miami, FL, 33131

169 E Flagler St Ste 1224
Miami, FL, 331311205



WYAuthorized to practice law199405/29/2016
DCActive 198307/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing197606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Top 100 Lawyers in MiamiMiami Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super Lawyer, Top 100 Lawyers in FloridaSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel EditionSuper Lawyers2010
Florida Trend MagazineFlorida Legal Elite2009
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2009
Super Lawyer, Top 100 Lawyers in FloridaSuper Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer, Top 100 Lawyers in FloridaMiami Herald2009
Florida Trend MagazineFlorida Legal Elite2008
Super Lawyer, Top 100 Lawyers In FloridaSuper Lawyers2008
"Super Lawyers" and Top 100 Lawyers in FloridaLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers In America2008
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Best Lawyers In AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Top LawyerAmerican Lawyer Magazine2007
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaPalm Beach Daily Post2005
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2001
Crystal Eagle AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)2000
Unsung Hero AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)1991
Stanley C. Myers Young Leadership AwardGreater Miami Jewish Federation1990
Silver Eagle AwardFlorida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
shareholderPodhurst Orseck, P.A.1976 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Trial LawyersMember2002 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember1990 - Present
American Association for Justice, Aviation Law SectionMember1982 - Present
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationMember1982 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationMember1976 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1976 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Winning Techniques of Successful Trial Attorneys"Handling a Major Air Disaster"2000
Litigating the Aviation Case"Expert Witnesses"1998
Trial Magazine"Punitive Damages Under the Warsaw Convention"1991
Florida Civil Trial Practice, 3rd Ed."Expert Witnesses"1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of MichiganEconomicsB.A. with High Distinction1973