Michael Gay



Michael Gay is a litigation partner in the Orlando office of 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. Michael was previously the national department chair for Litigation.

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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