Michael Maher’s extensive experience as a trial lawyer has made him one of the nation’s outstanding client advocates with an impressive list of precedent-setting settlements and verdicts and a recognized leader in the legal profession. One of his most notable accomplishments was chairing the 11 legal firms making up the People’s Trial Advocates appointed by the state of Florida and resulting in the long-term recovery of more than $25 billion from the tobacco industry. Mr. Maher has received numerous awards and accolades over the years and has been recognized in “The Best Lawyers in America” every year since 1983.
Mr. Maher has been president of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the world’s largest association of trial lawyers with more than 60,000 members, fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, selected by the American Board of Trial Advocates, inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and was named Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates.Mr. Maher is in great demand on the lecture circuit and his writings on the challenges and future trends affecting individual rights and free access to our court system have appeared in numerous publications. His professional activities, memberships, and associations exemplify his commitment to client representation and to the leadership of lawyers across the nation dedicated to defending and protecting client rights.
Michael Maher is a graduate of Rollins College (Bachelor of Arts, 1963) and Stetson University College of Law (Juris Doctorate, 1965). He is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Florida Justice Association (FJA) and the Orange County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, the District of Columbia Bar, the New York Bar and all state courts in Florida.