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Michael Fayard

Sarasota, florida

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Biography Overview

Michael Fayard focuses his practice on personal injury cases where he seeks justice for people injured by the careless acts of others. Mr. Fayard brings a wealth of experience and understanding to his clients, which he has developed from handling a wide-range of cases in many different state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Fayard represented clients throughout the United States in both civil and criminal cases. He also contracted as trial counsel with several nation-wide Plaintiff firms handling Mass Tort and class action cases, including tobacco suits. Mr. Fayard’s experience also includes international cases and controversies where he successfully represented clients faced with extradition charges, fugitive warrants, and directly negotiating international transactions for corporate clients.

Mr. Fayard sharpened his courtroom abilities and trial skills while serving as a felony prosecutor as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida. He managed a caseload of well over 200 active felony cases. He also handled special assignments, such as organized drug trafficking (“pill mill”) cases, assigned to his division. Throughout his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Fayard handled hundreds of cases and gained invaluable experience as a trial lawyer.

Mr. Fayard has personally received Martindale-Hubbell’s esteemed “AV” rating, which recognizes lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability. Based on the recommendations of his peers, Mr. Fayard’s “AV” rating serves a testament to the fact that fellow attorneys consider him at the highest level of professional excellence. Only a select group of attorneys are ever awarded this premier distinction.


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • Kentucky Bar

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court for International Trade

Memberships

  • The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
  • Sarasota County Bar
  • Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, LL.M. International Law,
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., With Honors
  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., Economics, ARMY ROTC – Highest Rating of Exceeds Standards, Commissioned as Armor Officer