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  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. Appeals: 35%
  3. Litigation: 30%

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  • Michael H Fayard II

    Michael Gelety, Esquire is one of the finest criminal appellate lawyers that I had the great pleasure of knowing. He provides excellent service to his clients. He makes sure that every issue is addressed and every possible avenue for appeal is thoroughly reviewed.


    Michael Fayard Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul V DeBianchi

    I endorse this lawyer. He is thorough, zealous and gets things done.


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Contact info

Michael D. Gelety, Attorney At Law

1209 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316-1905


FLMember in Good Standing197606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMichael D. Gelety, Attorney At Law1979 - Present
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Miami, Paralegal Program1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Florida)Admitted1991 - Present
United States Supreme CourtAdmitted1985 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted1981 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted1981 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted1977 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member1976 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1975 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of OhioAdmitted1975 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Cleveland State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972