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Michael Tein

Mike is a highly sought-after trial lawyer for the most complex commercial and federal criminal cases in the country.  He has represented Fortune 500 corporations, their executives and other globally prominent individuals both as plaintiff and defense-counsel.

Each year, Mike tries several major lawsuits and binding arbitrations; he has tried over 75 federal and state lawsuits, represented clients in numerous binding arbitrations, and has argued over 50 federal and state appeals.

Mike’s reputation as a highly skilled trial lawyer, both in and out of court, is well-recognized. Chambers & Partners, the independent attorney-review publication that recognizes only the highest level of peer-rated attorneys, called Mike “one of the most talented attorneys in the state ... excellent and always well-prepared.” Mike was recently ranked in "Top 100 Florida Lawyers" and has been appointed receiver and counsel in several federal securities matters.  He lectures around the country on trial skills and each year devotes more than 100 hours to pro-bono clients. 


B.A. Philosophy, Yale College, 1988, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in the Major.


J.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1992, cum laude, Law Review Editor, Best final exam in Commercial Transactions and Civil Rights Law, Urban Planning Award.


Florida and Massachusetts

permanent state and federal admissions

New York and California

current federal admissions

Relevant Employment

2005 Lewis Tein, Managing Partner


1995  United States Attorney's Office, S.D. Florida, Ass't U.S. Attorney


1992  Federal Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge Stanley Marcus

1990  Teaching Assistant, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Chief Judge, 3d Cir. Court of Appeals 


1988  Goldman Sachs & Co., Financial Analyst


Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Vice-Chair

Commander's Medal for Public Service to the U.S. Army


Measures for Justice, Director

Federal Local Rules Committee, Member

Florida Legal Services, Board of Directors

Coral Gables, Planning & Zoning Board

Casa Bernabe Orphanage, Trustee

Ocean Reef Club Condominium Association, President

Facing Our Risk of Breast Cancer, Director

Author, “Devaluation of Non-White Community in Remedies for Subsidized Housing Discrimination,” 140 U. Penn. Law Review 1463 (1992) (cited over 350 times including by the Israeli Supreme Court).

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