Clients engage Michael to represent them in commercial disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. A Founding Member of Kluger Kaplan, Michael is a seasoned trial lawyer who has achieved noteworthy experience enforcing and collecting judgments and resolving insurance disputes and insurance coverage issues.
Michael begins each case by analyzing the legal issues and developing out-of-the-box strategies for tackling the case. Michael’s in-depth understanding and knowledge of the law give him a distinct legal advantage against his competitors. Michael believes in early dispute resolution, where appropriate, to avoid the cost of protracted litigation. His clients appreciate his commitment to their case and his understanding of how the litigation impacts their business as a whole. Michael regularly lectures for Lorman Education on the topics of judgment collection and enforcement.
Because of his personal interest in aviation, Michael has always naturally gravitated toward helping clients who are involved in litigation in the aviation industry or with aviation-related matters.
Away from the office, Michael is active in his local community. He is an adult scout leader in the local Boy Scout troop of over 80 scouts. He is also an avid fisherman and a member of the Hurricane 100 Club. During football season, Michael can usually be found tailgating before every Canes game.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1986
University of Miami, B.A., magna cum laude, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1987
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
University of Miami Law Review, Editor
Order of the Coif
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key National Honor Society
American Bar Association
University of Miami Law Alumni Association
The Florida Bar
Dade County Bar Association
Boy Scouts of America, Adult Troop Leader
Business Networking International; Founding member and Past President of BNI, Central Chapter Miami
Florida Lawyer’s Network, President of the Miami Chapter
Pinecrest Business Association, Member
Howard Palmetto Baseball and Softball Association, Team Manager. The firm is my team sponsor