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Michael Fertig

Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131

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. He has also been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Court mediator.
Representative Experience
Defended a product manufacturer in a brain injury case arising from the alleged malfunction of equipment.
Represented a national restaurant chain in a premises liability case.
Represented a stadium in a lawsuit alleging negligent security.
Represented a local municipality in a police civil rights case.
Represented a local municipality in a class action constitutional challenge to a municipal ordinance.
Defended a national restaurant chain in a pregnancy based employment discrimination claim.
Defended a national restaurant chain in a sexual harassment case.
Represented a national finance company in a challenge to their automobile leasing program.
Defended an employer when an employee, who was driving a company vehicle, was involved in an accident with a bicyclist.
Defended a national retail distributor against allegations of toxic exposure.
Awards & Recognition
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
Published Works & Lectures
Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., Continuing Education Seminar, Speaker, "Social Media in Defense of Litigation," 2013
National Risk and Insurance Managers Conference, Speaker, "Representing Self-Insured Entities," 2011
Lorman Institute, Speaker, Defense of Police Civil Rights Cases, 2012
The Florida Bar, Local Government Section, Speaker, Defense of Police Civil Rights Cases
Professional Memberships & Activities
Defense Research Institute State Liaison, Business Litigation Committee, Member
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Member
The Florida Bar, Member
American Bar Association, Member

Michael  Fertig

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