Michael R. Santana - Attorney at Law

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690

Mizner Park Office Tower
225 N.E. Mizner Blvd.
Suite 500
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

P 561-368-3808
F 561-368-4008

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Biography

Mike Santana, a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Orlando office, is a business lawyer primarily focused on civil litigation, including both trial and appellate work, in both state and federal courts throughout Florida. Mike’s experience representing individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations has included complex contract preparation and litigation, insurance, business torts and disputes, construction, fraud, personal injury, professional malpractice, bank litigation, and landlord/tenant matters. Mike also has experience with business entity formation, preparation of partnership and operating agreements, and intellectual property. Mike holds an AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is its highest legal ability and ethical standards rating. 

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Background

Michael is a lifelong Floridian who was born and raised in West Palm Beach. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance and international business from Florida State University before earning his juris doctor from the Florida International University College of Law in Miami.

While in law school, Michael tried numerous cases in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court as a Florida Supreme Court certified legal intern with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office. Michael was also active in the Florida International University College of Law's Moot Court Team, where he earned several awards recognizing his advocacy skills.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Michael practiced law in West Palm Beach with some of the state's top trial lawyers, including the late Bob Montgomery. While in South Florida, Michael gained valuable courtroom experience in complex insurance and personal injury matters, participating in trials returning jury verdicts totaling more than $6 million dollars.

Education
  • Florida State University, B.S. (2004)
    • Oscar A. Sanchez Hispanic Honor Society
    • National Scholars Honor Society
    • FSU Gold Key, Gold Torch Recipient
    • FSU International Business Program - London, England
  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D. (2007)
    • Dean's List, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006
    • Susan J. Ferrell Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Author, Best Brief, 2007
    • FIU Intramural Moot Court Competition, Runner-Up Best Orator, 2005
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Orange County Bar Association
Articles & Publications
Presentations & Seminars
  • "Changes to the U.S./Cuba Relations and its Impact on Florida," Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Orlando, Florida, July 17, 2015
  • "Do's, Don'ts, and Other Helpful Tips for Litigation," Seminole County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Legal Symposium, August 21, 2014
Languages
  • Spanish
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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