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Michael Petruccelli

Personal Injury Attorney

About Me

Being the youngest of five children, I was born and raised in Upstate New York, and obtained my undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany.  Thereafter, I obtained my law degree at the University of Miami School of Law.  For a majority of my career I defended physicians and hospitals in medical negligence matters, but recently have switched  my focus to obtaining justice for the victims of medical errors, which according to a 2016 study was the third leading cause of death in the United States.  I have tried many medical negligence cases to verdict.  In 1998, I achieved  Board Certification in the area of Civil Trial law, and have maintained that distinction to date.  I have also achieved an “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of recognition from that entity.  Consistent with the above quote from Ernest Hemingway, I pride myself, without fear, in trying cases before juries when necessary to obtain full justice for my clients. 


Specialties include:

  • Medical Negligence Cases
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Healthcare Employment Whistleblower Cases


  • Admitted to the Florida Bar
  • Admitted to the Tennessee Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District and the Middle District of Florida 

Education & Accolades

  • Juris Doctor from  the University of Miami School of Law
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the State University of New York at Albany
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
  • Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates(ABOTA)
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America(LCA), and frequent lecturer on trial related topics
  • “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized on numerous occasions by Thomson-Reuters as a “Superlawyer” in Florida