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Former Felony Prosecutor
A graduate of William and Mary School of Law, Michael offers a record of success in demanding professional and academic endeavors. In 2005, Michael began his career in the Tampa area by accepting an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. During that post, Michael represented the Department of Revenue in numerous paternity, support and modifications. Michael also represented the State’s interest while intervening in several Dissolution of Marriage hearings.
In 2008, Michael accepted an appointment as an Assistant State Attorney in Hillsborough County. Representing the citizens of Florida, Michael prosecuted a broad range of crimes that included misdemeanor traffic offenses and first degree felonies punishable by a life sentence. As a state prosecutor, Michael was counsel of record for over 40 jury trials, lead counsel on over 20 of those trials.
In 2010, while working for the State Attorney Office, Michael accepted a position as an adjunct professor with St. Petersburg College. During his time with the college, Michael has taught Civil Litigation and Legal Research and Writing. He continues to receive positive feedback from students and faculty while working in the Legal Studies Department.
Michael’s professional and academic experiences reflect the interpersonal relations and problem solving skills that allow him to represent clients with complex legal issues. These experiences have exhibited his ability to build constructive relationships, earning the trust and respect of clients and colleagues. Michael has worked effectively with a multitude of people possessing diverse backgrounds, work styles and expectations.
Hourly ($200-400/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes)
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2005||06/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Dean's Certificate||William and Mary Law School||2005|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Peter's College||2010 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office||2008 - 2012|
|Assistant Attorney General||Attorney General's Office, Florida||2005 - 2008|
|Summer Associate||Early, Maslach & Rudnicki||2004 - 2004|
|Summer Associate||Office Of Attorney General Of Virginia||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|George Edgecomb Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||Emergency Medical Condition: PIP's New Facelift to Reduce Litigation?||2013|
|William & Mary Law School||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2005|
|Fox News Ask-A- Lawyer||DUI Check Points||2015|
|Fox News Ask- A- Lawyer||Bank of America Lawsuit||2013|