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 many Fortune 500 corporations, their executives and other globally prominent individuals both as plaintiff and defense-counsel.

Every 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 over 100 hours to pro-bono clients. 



1988  Goldman Sachs & Co., Financial Analyst

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

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

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

2005 Lewis Tein, Partner


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, Urban Planning Award.  Best final exam in Commercial Transactions and Civil Rights Law.


Florida and Massachusetts (permanent state and federal admissions)

New York and California (current federal admissions)


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

Florida Legal Services, Board of Directors

Coral Gables, Planning & Zoning Board

Casa Bernabe Orphanage, Trustee

Ocean Reef Club Condominium Association, President

Federal Local Rules Committee, Past Member

Florida Bar Grievance Committee, Past Vice-Chair

Measures for Justice, Past Director

Facing Our Risk of Breast Cancer, Past 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).