Michael Ross Piper, Partner

Michael Ross Piper

Education and Background:

J.D., University of Florida, 1987

B.A., University of Florida, 1983


The Florida Bar

Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court

Broward County and Federal Bar Associations

Fort Lauderdale


Michael Piper is a veteran trial lawyer whose practice has emphasized the defense of local governments, law enforcement agencies, and their officers and employees in tort, employment discrimination, and civil rights claims – in both federal and state courts – since 1987. Mr. Piper also has extensive appellate court experience at all levels and has had numerous reported decisions, including ­Town of Sewall’s Point vs. Rhodes, 852 So.2d 949 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003), and McCabe v. Sharrett and the City of Plantation, 12 F.3d 1558 (11th Cir. 1994). Mr. Piper is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas

Civil Trial Law

Local Government Law

Civil Rights Litigation

Employment Litigation

Personal Injury Law

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