Mike is a Jacksonville, Florida lawyer.

Within his discipline of complex commercial litigation, he has served as national trial counsel for Fortune 100 firms and as outside general counsel for public and private companies.

Mike's record as a trial lawyer includes defense verdicts and multi-million dollar judgments as lead counsel representing plaintiffs. 

Mike's peer-reviewed listings have included Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, LawDragon, and Florida Trend's Legal Elite. He is rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 out of 10.0 by Avvo. 

Mike is the winner of two awards presented by the Florida Bar, the Sanders Award (2000) for excellence in legal writing and the Crumbley Award (2010) for excellence in legal management.

He has been featured in the media in BusinessWeek,, Investor's Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, the Jacksonville Business Journal, and the Florida Times-Union. 

Mike practices with Gunster at their office in downtown Jacksonville's financial district. More biographical information is available at

Photo courtesy

Photo courtesy


On January 28, 2014 Mike completed his service as General Counsel of the Jax Chamber.

On January 5, 2014 Mike completed his tenth year as a guest editor for the Lexis-Nexis & Florida Bar professional legal practice book series, serving as a guest editor for the titles Evidence in Florida, Florida Business Litigation, Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, and Florida Civil Trial Practice.


On April 29, 2009 Mike's journal article on viatical settlements was cited into the record of the United State Senate's Special Committee on Aging.

In 2008 Mike's book of Florida legal essays Orange Blossom Jurisprudence was reviewed in the Florida Bar Journal and was selected for the permanent collection of the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School.