A partner in the firm’s St. Petersburg office, Michael Lenhardt provides his clients with candid advice, creative solutions, and successful outcomes, all of which are products of his meticulous preparation and thorough analysis. When facing complex and consequential problems, clients know they can turn to Michael for sound guidance and creative solutions. A partner in the firm’s St. Petersburg office and an experienced litigator, Michael believes that meticulous preparation and thorough analysis form the foundation for candid and reliable liability evaluation as well as effective litigation strategy.

Michael primarily practices in the areas of first-party insurance defense, third-party insurance defense, insurance coverage litigation, premises liability, negligence defense, and complex litigation/bodily injury matters. Before joining the firm, he worked for a firm in Tampa, Florida representing individuals in litigation involving premises liability, torts and personal injury, negligence, and landlord liability. Michael also served as a clerk for the Honorable Anthony Black at the Florida Second District Court of Appeal.

After receiving his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Michael earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law where he was an active member of the law school community, participating in the Fredrick Green Moot Court, the Environmental Moot Court, and the ABA Negotiation competitions. His academic achievements were recognized with his receipt of the H.H. Harris Foundation Scholarship and the CALI Excellence Award. When not serving his clients, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Illinois, B.A., Economics, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida