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Michael L. Walker

Michael WalkerMike Walker is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Less than 2% of Florida lawyers hold this distinction. Board certification is a short hand way of saying that a lawyer is experienced and has demonstrated a high level of achievement in his area of certification. Mike is proud of having attained this status as it demonstrates that he has been through many battles; that he has and will fight for his clients. He is recognized as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as a Fellow with the College of Barristers, as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, as a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, as Tampa Bay’s Top Lawyer by Tampa Bay Magazine, as a Tampa’s Top Lawyer from the National Law Journal and holds an AV preeminent designation with Martindale-Hubbell.

Mike Walker is also proud to represent the hard working people who are his clients. He grew up in a small town in the Midwest. He watched as his family and friends, mostly farmers and factory workers, never seemed to have access to the legal system. They were the ones who always seemed to be taken advantage of by the big businesses, banks and insurance companies of the world. It gives him great satisfaction to stand up and fight for these same people each and every day.

Mike Walker takes a straight forward approach to representing his clients. He provides each client a balance between determination and toughness in dealing with insurance companies with the understanding and compassion for the client’s unfortunate situation. He knows that clients are looking to him for advice. It gives him comfort to be able to tell a client that he has been in similar situations literally thousands of times before. His experience is invaluable, and he is happy to use it to each client’s advantage.

With his experience, he is in a better position to educate his clients. Educating means, talking to his clients by taking the time to inform and explain. This is part of the service a lawyer should provide. An informed client makes better decisions and is more often satisfied. Client satisfaction is always the ultimate goal.

Areas of Practice

  • Serious Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Neck and Back Surgeries
  • Head Trauma/Brain Injury
  • Homeowners Insurance Claims – First Party Insurance Claims

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • Indiana, 1987
  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2000


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1987
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • B.S. – 1983
    • Major: Management/Marketing

Teaching Engagements

  • Torts for Paralegals, University of Miami, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar, 1996-Present
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Trial Advocates, 1997-Present
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Tampa’s Top Lawyer by the National Law Journal
  • Recognized as a Tampa Bay Top Lawyer by Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Recognized as “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine
  • Recognized as a “Million Dollar Advocate”
  • Recognized as a Senior Counselor by the College of Master Advocates and Barristers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, 1988 – Present
  • Florida Justice Association, 1989 – Present
  • Indiana Bar Association, 1987 – Present
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers, 2002 – Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Florin Roebig Walker (Formerly Carey and Florin), Partner/Shareholder, 1989 – 2004
  • Hart, Bell, Deem, Ewing and Stuckey, Associate, 1987 – 1989


  • Beta Theta Pi
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