Michelle A. Delancy is a Partner in the Miami office. Mrs. Delancy has been a civil trial attorney for 19 years and focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters with extensive experience in complex commercial, construction defense, real estate, and administrative litigation matters. She represents a client base of mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and corporations, as well as municipal bodies. Mrs. Delancy’s experience includes prosecuting and defending construction lien cases for contractors, subcontractors and business owners and she has successfully litigated complex commercial contract disputes in State and Federal Court. Mrs. Delancy also routinely litigates breach of contract, landlord/tenant and complex business disputes.
Mrs. Delancy is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Gwen S. Cherry Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association, and Dade County Bar Association. She is a Special Magistrate for the City of Pinecrest and has served as an adjunct law professor at Miami-Dade College Law Center since 2007.
Born in New York and raised in Miami, Mrs. Delancy holds a law degree from the University of Miami, School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service (B.S.F.S.) from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Mrs. Delancy was a Dean’s Fellow to the late Professor Richard Hausler and was an inaugural fellow in the Academic Achievement Program at the University of Miami School of Law. She was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence (“Book”) Award in Contracts and Torts law and was further honored with the West Award for excellence in Contracts law. Professionally, in 2010, Mrs. Delancy was selected as a Most Effective Lawyer finalist by the Daily Business Review and was a recipient of the 40 under 40 award by Success Magazine.
PRACTICE AREAS Administrative Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Litigation
RECOGNITION Most Effective Lawyer Finalist, 2010, Daily Business Review 40 Under 40 Award, Success Magazine Dean’s Fellow to the late Professor Richard Hausler American Jurisprudence Book Award in Contracts and Torts law West Award for Excellence in Contracts law James Weldon Johnson Moot Court Competition Fellow
EDUCATION J.D., University of Miami School of Law B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS Florida U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
MEMBERSHIPS Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), City of Miami Adjunct Legal Writing Professor, Miami-Dade College Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) Caribbean Bar Association Georgetown University Alumni Association Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
PRO BONO WORK Law School Student Mentoring Program