Michael Palahach, III, Esq.

Mediation Specialties 

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death , Auto Liability, Premises Liability , Medical Malpractice , Negligent Security , Product Liability , Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice , Admiralty/Maritime , Nursing Home Negligence, Insurance Disputes, Bad Faith , Civil Rights , Labor Disputes , Employment , Construction


University of Florida BSBA1970

University of Florida JD1973

Accomplishments and Professional Affiliations

Florida Bar, 1973

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Florida Bar 1984

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer National Board of Trial Advocacy 1986

Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator

Member American Board of Trial Advocates

Inclusion on the Florida Super Lawyers list, no more than 5% of Florida attorneys are chosen

AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Member of Southern District Federal Court

Member of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Lecturer for Florida Bar CLE Seminars

Member Florida Justice Association

Recognition in Who's Who in America Law

Guardian Ad Litem for minors

Past member American Arbitration Association

Past partner High Stack Lazenby and Palahach

American Bar Association

Miami-Dade County Bar Association

Coral Gables Bar Association

Brevard County Bar Association

Miami- Dade County Justice Association


Active litigation practice for 40 years with over 300 bench and jury trials (both as Plaintiff and Defendant) in State and Federal Courts in Florida. His practice has included a wide range of litigation subjects including automobile accidents, premises liability, professional malpractice (medical and legal), admiralty/maritime, construction, products liability insurance, contractual matters and general tort litigation.

Membership and Admissions

Florida Bar 1973

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

United States District for the Middle District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit


Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Florida Bar

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer National

Board of Trial Advocacy