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Michael J. Vitoria

Tampa, florida

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Biography Overview

Michael Vitoria is a trial attorney that practices in the area of Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. With over 15 years in practice, Michael has extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including transportation law, premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability, insurance litigation, and insurance bad faith litigation. He also has significant experience in commercial litigation, consumer protection law, and general civil litigation. He has tried wrongful death, medical malpractice, numerous personal injury, and commercial litigation cases, as well as consumer protection trials and arbitrations. He is a peer reviewed “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. In 2013, he was named to Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite”, which recognizes the top attorneys in the state as chosen by their peers. In 2014, he became a member of The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”

He brings extensive insight to Morgan & Morgan’s plaintiff’s practice having, in the past, served as a defense attorney representing corporations and insurance companies in personal injury lawsuits. In 2008 he was awarded the James A. Dixon Young Lawyer Award by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA). He also served as the Chair of the FDLA Products Liability Committee from 2005 to 2008. He has also represented both claimants in workers’ compensation disputes. Michael has received both his Juris Doctor and M.B.A. degrees from Stetson University. During law school, Michael completed internships with the Honorable James M. Barton, II, Honorable Marva Crenshaw and Bay Area Legal Services in Hillsborough County. Also during law school, Michael served as a law clerk for a Tampa law firm specializing in silicone breast implant litigation.

Mr. Vitoria is a member of the Nativity Catholic Church of Brandon, where he is also a Eucharistic Minister. He was born and raised in Tampa, Florida where he graduated from Jesuit High School in 1989.


Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
    • Admitted in 1998
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
  • United States District Court Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division - 2005 Delegate
  • Florida Justice Association (FJA)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court (TBIOC)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Past Chair Products Liability Committee (2005-2008)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1997; Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity (Cardozo Inn)
  • Stetson University Graduate School of Business Administration, M.B.A. (1997)
  • University of South Florida, B.S. (Finance, 1993; Sigma Alpha Epsilon Social Fraternity)