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Michael T. Moore has practiced maritime and aviation law for more than thirty years, serving individuals, industries, and entities in the global maritime and aviation communities. He was formerly a partner at Holland & Knight, where he chaired the firm’s Marine and Aviation Practice and served several terms on the firm’s Board of Directors. In 2004 he formed the marine and aviation law firm of Moore & Company, P.A.

This collective experience enables Michael and the firm to personally cater to a wide array of discerning clients, in areas ranging from new construction, purchases, sales, registration, regulation and tax issues to complex litigation, appellate work and international arbitration.

Michael Moore's current bar memberships include: State of Florida, U.S. District Court -Southern District of Florida, U.S. District Court -Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit


Languages spoken: English, Arabic, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 50%
    40 years
  2. Maritime: 50%
    40 years



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  • H. Dillon Graham III

    Michael Moore is one of the best Admiralty lawyers in the Nation. I highly recommend him. I endorse this lawyer's work.


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Contact info

Moore & Company P A
355 Alhambra Cir Ste 1100
Miami, Florida, 331345038


FLMember in Good Standing197506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected as one of the 846 Elite Florida LawyersFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Florida Super LawyerLaw and Politics Magazine2008
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Top Lawyer in South FloridaSouth Florida Legal Guide2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Selected as one of the 846 Elite Florida LawyersFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Florida Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Top Lawyer in South FloridaSouth Florida Legal Guide2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Top Lawyers in South FloridaSouth Florida Legal Guide2004
Outstanding Young Lawyer AwardDade County Bar Association1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and FounderMoore & Company, P.A.2004 - Present
Head Chair of Aviation and Maritime PracticeHolland & Knight1980 - 2004
AttorneyBurlingham, Underwood and Lord1979 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
The International Sea Keepers SocietyChairman2009 - Present
The Admiral Fleet of FloridaPresident-Elect2008 - Present
YMCA of Greater MiamiBoard of Directors1996 - Present
Admiralty and Maritime Law Certification CommitteeMember1995 - Present
American Bar Association FoundationFellow1987 - Present
Maritime ArbitrationBoard of Directors1985 - Present
International SeaKeepers SocietyGeneral Counsel and Corporate Secretary2004 - 2005
Alexis De Tocqueville SocietyChairman1995 - 1995
Marquis Who's WhoMember of Who's Who In American Law1991 - 1992
Southeast Admiralty Law InstituteDirector1989 - 1991
Southern District DigestFounder and Editor-in-Chief1980 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dresdner Bank AG, v. M/V Olympia VoyagerN/A
PBYB v. DONNICKPlaintiff won an award at arbitration
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Publication nameTitleDate
Yacht CouncilIYC Defeats Motion for 1.79 million in Attorney's Fees2009
The Miami ReviewThe Endangered Sea Turtle - Metaphor for Modern Man1990
The Florida ShipperThe Miami River - We Don't Need No Education1987
Florida bar association publicationWhat the General Practitioner Should Know About Maritime Law1985
Middle East Executive ReportsArbitration Under the Saudi Legal System1981
Middle East Economic DigestLocal Laws and how They Affect Expatriates Working In Middle Eastern Countries1981
Middle East Executive ReportsAn Analysis of Recent Proposals to Change the Laws Affecting Relationships between Foreign and Local Architectural and Engineering Firms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia1980
Saudi BusinessThe Commercial Law of the Land is Gradually Becoming Clear1979
Initial Report to His Excellency Fayez Badr, President of Saudi Arabian Ports Authority1979- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia- Maritime Law Project1979
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of FloridaFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Yacht Broker SeminarPower Curves Effecting America’s Two Great Yachting Jurisdictions2006
Florida Yacht Brokers AssociationAlways Stand on Ceremony: The Importance of Corporate Formalities in Yacht Transaction2000
The Latin American Aviation ConferenceTwo-Teir- Double Dip, Alps and Peppercorn Leases Plus Other Power Structures in the Aviation Industry1995
Bradford International/Merrill Lynch SeminarLiving Free in an Unfree World: Your Yacht, It's Flag- The Ultimate Tax Haven1995
The Florida Bar CLE Program Sea Trade ConferenceMatters and Cases Affecting the Cruise Industry1989
Admiralty Law SeminarIf It Floats Should I Lend Against It?1986