Our Philosophy & Our Story
“By going toe to toe with the major cruise lines, big tobacco, and the largest car makers in the world, I learned quickly that the American justice system is the great equalizer. Only in the American justice system can an average person or family take on a major corporation and win. Our courts give us a tremendous power to do what is right.”
Michael T. Flanagan, Esq.
For years, Michael Flanagan has handled serious personal injury and wrongful death cases in Miami against some of the largest companies in the world. At 29, Michael became a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Trial Lawyers in America. By the age of 30, Mr. Flanagan had the distinction of obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement in an individual personal injury lawsuit. It is believed that he is one of the youngest lawyers in the country to have obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a single-event personal injury case as lead counsel. The following year, Mr. Flanagan obtained a larger mutli-million dollar settlement of $5.2 million. In the past 15 months alone, Mr. Flanagan has obtained nearly $10 million for his clients.
Mr. Flanagan has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star, a distinction awarded to less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the United States. Moreover, in 2014 Mr. Flanagan was inducted into the Daily Business Review Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame for his work with Goldberg & Rosen, P.A. in obtaining a $35 million judgement in a wrongful death case.
Michael has successfully litigated personal injury lawsuits for passengers and crew members of many major cruise lines including Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Additionally, Mr. Flanagan was recently appointed to the Florida Bar Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee.
Michael was born and raised in New York. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northeastern University, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors and Leadership Society.
Michael graduated from the University of Miami School of Law where he was nominated to serve as Attorney General of the Student Bar Association for two consecutive years. He was also elected to serve as clerk of the University of Miami School of Law chapter of the Phi Delta Phi International Honors and Leadership Fraternity. Moreover, Flanagan was selected by the faculty and administration as a recipient of the prestigious, Who’s-Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities Award.
At the University of Miami School of Law, Michael also earned the Dean’s Certificate for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Alternative Dispute Resolution and earned Honors in Maritime Personal Injury Law. Michael has also worked with the Law Offices of the Public Defender for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida representing children facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Publications: Dade County Bar Association Journal, Using the Casissi Inference to Cut Through the Weeds in Product Liability Cases, October 2014.