Michael J. McDermott has been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1995. An “AV” rating is the highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards given to a lawyer by other lawyers and judges. It represents the pinnacle of professional excellence.
Michael J. McDermott has been recognized by his peers in “Best Lawyers” a.k.a. “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2009.
He has also been recognized in Florida Trend’s “Florida Legal Elite,” Wall Street Journal’s “Florida Top Attorneys” and Tampa Tribune’s “Tampa Top Lawyers.” All are peer review determinations.
Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate Transactions; Business Purchases and Sales; Estate Planning; Probate; General Corporate; Real Property Litigation.
Admitted: 1985, Florida; 1989, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
Law School: Stetson University College of Law, J.D. with honors, 1985. College: St. Leo College, B.A. with honors, 1977.
Member: The Florida Bar. Born: Jersey City, New Jersey, May 25, 1955.