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About me

For over twenty years, I have been an insurance coverage attorney. I have seen the court's perspective working as a judge's law clerk, learned the insurer side of the business working on large corporate coverage disputes for a national counsel firm in Washington, DC, and since 1997 I have been an advocate for policyholders in Florida. In that capacity, I have represented large corporations to small businesses, condominium associations and real estate developers, as well as numerous individuals.  I live on a power boat and race sailboats, and in addition to the standard business and personal coverages, I have a great deal of experience with marine insurance claims as well as claims related to marine industry businesses. 


My goal for every client is to get that client's claim paid. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish, German

Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 100%



Hourly ($400-550/hour), contingent (40-45%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Orion Gray Callison III

    Michelle is an extraordinary attorney and one of the leading experts in Florida on insurance law. She is hard working and dependable, and someone I can recommend with confidence to clients.


    Orion Callison Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Michelle M. Niemeyer, P.A.

2665 South Bayshore Drive
Suite 700
Miami, FL, 33133


FLMember in Good Standing199706/20/2016
DCActive 199307/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerMichelle M. Niemeyer, P.A.2003 - Present
PartnerVer Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.2000 - 2003
AssociateVer Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.1998 - 2000
AssociateZack Kosnitzky, PA1997 - 1998
AssociateCarr Goodson Lee & Warner1992 - 1997
Law ClerkSuperior Court Of Delaware1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sail Miami NowCommunications Director2012 - Present
Propeller Club of MiamiMember / Former Board Member2011 - Present
Coconut Grove Waterfront Plan Implementation CommitteeMember appointed by City Manager, City of Miami2008 - Present
Miami Marine CouncilMember2006 - Present
Coconut Grove Chamber of CommerceMember / Former Board Member2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Insurance Coverage Litigation CommitteeMember / Former Membership Co-Chair2000 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember1992 - Present
Coconut Grove Village CouncilElected Representative / Former Chairperson / Former Secretary2005 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
DePauw UniversityEconomics, SpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Defect Litigation: From A to ZEthical Considerations2016
Construction Defect Disputes & Litigation: Using Coverage, Caselaw and Indemnification to Shift LiabilityLitigating the Construction Defect Claim: Coverage vs Liability2015
Construction Defect Litigation from A to ZEthical Considerations2014
Construction Contracts: Negotiating Key ProvisionsInsurance Considerations for Construction Contracts2014
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE SeminarRoundtable: Exclusions Applicable to Advertising and Personal Injury Coverage2012
Insurance Bad Faith ClaimsInsurance Bad Faith2011
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in FloridaInsurance Bad Faith2011
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in FloridaInsurance Bad Faith2010
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in FloridaInsurance Bad Faith2009
Bad Faith Insurance Claims in FloridaInsurance Bad Faith2008
Practical Application of Allocation Principles: A Hypothetical Study Involving Construction DefectsConstruction Law / Insurance Coverage2007
Insurance Bad Faith ClaimsInsurance Bad Faith2007
Insurance Coverage Trends in FloridaInsurance Coverage2006
Insurance Coverage Law In FloridaInsurance Law2006
Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE SeminarPlenary Session Panelist: Post-Judgment Strategy in Coverage Disputes2005
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law in FloridaUninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law2004
Insurance Coverage Law in FloridaInsurance Law2004
Third Party Coverage in FloridaThird Party Insurance Law2003
Third Party Coverage in FloridaThird Party Insurance Law2002
Insurance Coverage Law in FloridaInsurance Law2002
Third Party Coverage in FloridaThird Party Insurance Law2001
Insurance Coverage Law in FloridaInsurance Law2000
Annual ConferenceWorking Session Moderator on Insurance Coverage Law1998