Michael Gay



Michael Gay is a litigation partner and national department chair for Litigation at Foley & Lardner LLP. Michael handles a variety of commercial disputes, including restrictive covenant litigation, patent and trademark litigation, environmental litigation, health care litigation and contract disputes. Michael serves on the firm's Management Committee. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property Litigation Practices. Michael is former managing partner for the Orlando office.

Prior to joining Foley, Michael practiced in Houston, Texas, as a commercial trial lawyer.


  • Duke University (J.D., with honors, 1990)
  • Tulane University (B.S., 1987)
    • Electrical engineering


  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Commercial Litigation (since 2013)
  • Selected for inclusion to the Florida Super Lawyers® list (2011 – 2013 and 2016 – 2017)
  • Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • Recognized multiple times in the past by his peers as one of Florida's Legal Elite in Florida Trend magazine


  • Florida
  • Texas


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