Mike Bradford has significant civil trial experience defending the world’s premier insurance companies and Fortune 500 corporations, having tried both bench and jury trials in state and federal court, and handled multiple arbitrations and appeals. Mike focuses his trial practice on the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, property and casualty, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, and admiralty and maritime claims. A significant portion of Mike’s practice is devoted to the defense and trial of first party property claims for alleged sinkhole damage. Mike is the managing partner of the firm’s Tampa office as well as the Civil Trial Practice Group Chair for the Tampa office.
Mike has been selected by his peers to Florida Trend Magazine’s Up and Coming Legal Elite list, and has been named a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law & Politics. Born and raised in the Tampa area, he served four years in the United States Army prior to attending college. Mike is active in his community and numerous professional organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough Head Start Community Foundation, a past member of the Board of Directors of Teaching Tools for Hillsborough Schools (formerly A Gift for Teaching of Tampa), a volunteer youth coach with the Tampa Metro Area YMCA and East Point Little League, and the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 79, Brandon, Florida, Gulf Ridge Council.
PRACTICE AREAS Insurance Defense Insurance Coverage Property and Casualty Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Defense Admiralty and Maritime Claims
RECOGNITION Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law & Politics Florida Trend’s Up and Coming Legal Elite
EDUCATION J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, Moot Court Board, Managing Associate Justice B.A., cum laude, University of South Florida
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS Florida Bar, member of Trial Lawyer Section U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
MEMBERSHIPS Hillsborough County Bar Association, past Co-Chair, Securities Law Section) American Bar Association, Litigation and Tort Trial & Insurance Practice sections) Tampa Bay Inn of Court Florida Defense Lawyers Association Defense Research Institute Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Port Director, Tampa, Florida 2012-2013