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Michael  Fertig
Michael  Fertig
Partner 
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.374.5600
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Michael Fertig is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He has litigated cases in both federal and state courts for more than 30 years. Michael represents national corporations, local corporations, and institutions in diverse litigation matters with a special emphasis on insurance-related and hospitality related litigation.
 
Representative Experience
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Defended a product manufacturer in a brain injury case arising from the alleged malfunction of equipment.
 
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Represented a national restaurant chain in a premises liability case.
 
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Represented a stadium in a lawsuit alleging negligent security.
 
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Represented a local municipality in a police civil rights case.
 
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Represented a local municipality in a class action constitutional challenge to a municipal ordinance.
 
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Defended a national restaurant chain in a pregnancy based employment discrimination claim.
 
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Defended a national restaurant chain in a sexual harassment case.
 
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Represented a national finance company in a challenge to their automobile leasing program.
 
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Defended an employer when an employee, who was driving a company vehicle, was involved in an accident with a bicyclist.
 
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Defended a national retail distributor against allegations of toxic exposure.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., Continuing Education Seminar, Speaker, "Social Media in Defense of Litigation," 2013
 
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National Risk and Insurance Managers Conference, Speaker, "Representing Self-Insured Entities," 2011
 
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Lorman Institute, Speaker, Defense of Police Civil Rights Cases, 2012
 
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The Florida Bar, Local Government Section, Speaker, Defense of Police Civil Rights Cases
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Defense Research Institute State Liaison, Business Litigation Committee, Member
 
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Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Member
 



Michael  Fertig

Practice
Litigation
Representative Clients
Miami Dolphins
The City of Miami
Starbucks
Tishman Hotel Corporation
The University of Miami
The National Football League
The City of Hialeah
Education
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1982
B.S., State University of New York, 1979; Finance, cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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