Partner

Burlington, VT | Boston, MA | Miami, FL

617.766.8803

mbs@derreverelaw.com

Profile

Michael, born in Miami Beach, Florida is a life-long Floridian. In 2005, Michael graduated from The Florida State University College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and in 2008 obtained his Degree of Juris Doctorate from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Michael joined the firm as an Associate in 2008 and was made Partner in 2013. With the mindset that the practice of law mimics a marathon rather than sprinting, Michael’s main focus is the client, and he has expanded his practice to include complex civil litigation, insurance subrogation, construction defects, family law, products liability, commercial and residential landlord tenant disputes, corporate governance and compliance, commercial contracts and agreements, corporate and business transactions, and premises liability. A multifaceted high achiever, Michael manages the Insurance Subrogation and Real Estate Divisions of the firm. From 2012 through 2019, Michael has been named a Rising Star in the Florida Super Lawyers Magazine. Presently, Michael is the Managing Partner of the firm’s new satellite offices in Vermont and Massachusetts while also continuing to practice in Florida.

Education
  • Nova Southeastern University – Juris Doctorate
  • Florida State University – Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Product Liability
  • Complex Business Disputes
  • Landlord Tenant Law
Admissions
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Vermont
  • U.S. District Court (M.D. Fla)
  • U.S. District Court (S.D. Fla)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. Fla)
  • U.S. District Court (Vermont)
  • U.S. District Court (Massachusetts)
Awards & Honors
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • Palm Beach Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
  • “Florida Worker’s Compensation Subrogation” – 2019 National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference
  • “Ethical Management: Meet the New Rules, Same as the Old Rules” – 2018 National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference
  • “Yes, but is it Classy (Ethical)?: A Year in Review of Effective/Ineffective Communications and How to Handle it with Class” – 2017 National Association of Subrogation Professionals Annual Conference
  • “Waivers of Subrogation and Subrogation Prohibitions in Florida” – 2014 National Association of Subrogation Professionals Florida Chapter Meeting