Michael Broadus

Special Counsel

Overview

Michael L. Broadus is special counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP based in the firm’s Tampa office where he is a member of the Litigation Department. As a 15 year practicing attorney, Michael offers a record of success in demanding professional and academic endeavors.

Michael most recently held a position as an attorney with Kemper Insurance Company where he defended the company against various civil disputes which included bodily injury, property damage, personal injury protection and subrogation claims. Michael collaborated with claims personnel and outside counsel to obtain positive outcomes for the company.

In 2014, Michael became the founding partner of Michael L. Broadus, P.A. where he was responsible for engaging new clients, managing the firm administrator and working on all aspects of client cases. While managing his own practice, Michael litigated numerous civil disputes to successful conclusion and drafted legal documents which included employment contracts and appellate filings.

In 2010, while working for the State Attorney's Office, Michael accepted a position as an adjunct professor with St. Petersburg College. During his time with the college, Michael taught Civil Litigation as well as Legal Research and Writing. He continues to receive positive feedback from the students and faculty while working in the Legal Studies Department.

In 2008, Michael accepted an appointment as an Assistant State Attorney for Hillsborough County. Representing the citizens of Florida, Michael prosecuted a broad range of crimes that included misdemeanor traffic offenses and first degree felonies punishable by a life sentence. As a state prosecutor, Michael was counsel of record for over 40 jury trials, lead counsel on over 20 of those trials.

In 2005, Michael began his career in the Tampa Bay area by accepting an appointment as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida. During that post, Michael represented the Department of Revenue in numerous paternity, support and modification cases. Michael also represented the State’s interest while intervening in several Dissolution of Marriage hearings.

Michael’s professional and academic experiences reflect the interpersonal relations and problem solving skills that allow him to represent clients with complex legal issues. Michael built constructive relationships earning the trust and respect of clients and colleagues. Michael worked effectively with a multitude of people possessing diverse backgrounds, work styles and expectations.

Education

  • William & Mary Law School (J.D., 2005)
    • William & Mary National Trial Team
    • President, Graduate Council
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., 2000)
    • Dean’s List in School of Business Administration
    • President, Minority Business Club

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Federal)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (Federal)

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