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Michael Lon Severe

Estate planning Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Revocable Family Trusts, Advanced Directives, Estate Asset Protection, Irrevocable Trusts for medicaid and wealth preservation

    11 years

  2. Probate
    Probate and Probate litigation

    11 years

  3. Family
    DIvorce, QDRO preparation, Child Support, Order Modifications

    11 years

  4. Business
    Corporate Formation, Corporate Document Preparation, Contract Drafting, Contract Negotiation, Contract Dispute Litigation, Partner Dispute Resolution, General Commercial Litigation

    11 years

Michael Severe attended Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, and minoring in English Literature.

After graduation from University, Mr. Severe worked for seven years at Costco Wholesale as a department manager. During this time, Mr. Severe came to understand value of interacting with consumers. Mr. Severe prided himself on ensuring that both he and staff provided the highest quality care to the warehouse members.


Mr. Severe left Costco in 2007 to spend some time in the area of finance assisting overseas investors, mainly form the U.K., to enter the U.S. markets legally through S-reg stock purchases in investment corporations.


Mr. Severe left the finance world in 2009 and applied to law school, choosing Florida as his desired destination. Mr. Severe felt that the Florida legal system was one of the most active and interesting, and would provide a plethora of opportunity to assist those in need of legal assistance.


After only two and a half years, Mr. Severe graduated a semester early from Barry University Law School, Orlando. During his short tenure in law school, Mr. Severe had many great experiences. The highlight of law school for Mr Severe came in the summer of 2011 when, in Florence, Italy, Mr. Severe had the privilege of taking a course taught by the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts.


Upon graduating from Law School, Mr. Severe decided to realize another goal: Opening his own firm. He accomplished this with a colleague he met while attending Law School. The partners chose to focus their practice in areas of law that benefit the community.

Mr. Severe brings his years of experience in retail and finance to his practice, placing the needs of the clients at the top of his priorities to ensure his clients feel secure in their choice to work with the Medearis & Severe law firm.


Mr. Severe approaches his clients no differently than he approached customer service in his years at Costco: provide the highest quality care and the highest level of communication with his clients in an effort to guide them through the legal process while ensuring each client understands each step in their particular legal matter.


Education and Awards of Note:


  • University of California, San Diego- 2001
  • BA Political Science, Minor English Lit
  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida- 2011
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Commercial Law, Book Award for Highest Class Score- 2010
  • Rank of Eagle Scout- 1992
  • Black Belt, Shaolin Kempo- 1990

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Tampa Law Group, P.A.
15310 Amberly Dr
Suite 250
Tampa, FL, 33647

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Posted by David | May 12, 2014
A Knowledgeable Attorney
Michael helped me set up my business and filed the corporate papers for me. He also set up contracts that I needed to cover potential liabilities. His guidance in navigating the legalities of different corporate structures was invaluable to me. He answers phone calls promptly and personally. I would definitely recommend Michael to anyone needing Inc. and LLC guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2014
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I retained the services of Michael Severe regarding a real estate issue. I found that my issues were dealt with expediently and in a friendly manner. I was pleasantly surprised to find that any time I called, I was able to speak directly to my attorney and he was available when questions arose. I highly recommend the professionalism of Michael Severe.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Medearis & Severe, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present


  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JSD - Doctor of Juristic Science
  • 2012
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate Estate Litigation - Contested WIll
  • Settled at mediation


  • Valrico Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman of the Board
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Valrico Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce
  • Treasurer
  • 2014 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Commercial Law - Book Award
  • Barry University School of Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Friend
"Michael specializes in Estate Planning and Family Law. These two disciplines require a sharp legal mind and a compassion heart in equal measure. Fortunately, this rare combination of qualities can be found in Michael and so I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael has shown himself to be a dedicated and highly competent lawyer in multiple disciplines. As an attorney he is a tremendous resource to me in my practice."
Tampa Estate planning Lawyer Michael Lon Severe
Michael Lon Severe
Estate planning Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 11 years
Free Consultation