Birmingham ALABAMA

ABOUT Michael A. Florie

Mike Florie has tried over 200 complex civil cases to verdict throughout the state of Alabama and the southeastern United States over more than forty years. Mike is a senior partner with Starnes Davis Florie and served for several decades on the firm’s Executive Committee. He has been described in Chambers USA as “utterly outstanding.”

Professional Recognition

•fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
•Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President of the Alabama Chapter of ABOTA).
•Recognized as a Top Litigator by Chambers USA.
•Named “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation.
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America. Mike was named Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
•Mid-South Super Lawyers.
•Who’s Who In Healthcare.

Experience

Highlights

•Alabama trial counsel for Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) in private equity litigation involving subordinated notes and the leveraged recapitalization of Bruno’s, Inc.
•Alabama trial counsel for Citigroup in FDIC litigation involving mortgage-backed securities.
•Alabama trial counsel for Eton Park Capital Management in hedge fund/private equity litigation involving Latin American energy assets.
•Obtained defense verdict in behalf of an emergency medicine physician in a wrongful death case alleging failure to order CT scan to rule out impending aortic dissection.
•Obtained defense verdict in favor of an obstetrician in a case alleging misapplication of forceps resulting in parietal skull fracture, subdural and epidural hemorrhage, subsequent neurosurgery, and alleged cognitive deficits.
•Obtained defense verdict for two obstetricians in a case alleging failure to timely diagnose preeclampsia, resulting in the complication of Purtscher’s-like Retinopathy and maternal blindness following cesarean section.
•Obtained defense verdict for an anesthesiologist in a wrongful death case involving extubation of a 42 year old patient with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and a difficult airway.
•Obtained defense for a neurosurgeon in a wrongful death action involving rupture and hemorrhage of a cerebral aneurysm of the left internal carotid artery.
•Obtained dismissal without settlement of clients at the close of all evidence in a wrongful death case involving medication error that resulted in a verdict of 140 Million against co-defendants.
•Obtained judgment as a matter of law at the close of evidence at trial on behalf of defendant obstetrician in a maternal/fetal death case.
•Obtained defense verdict for a family practice physician in a case involving death of a 12 year old girl from acute viral myocarditis.
•Obtained defense verdict for a pulmonary and critical care physician in a case alleging negligent evaluation and treatment of acute respiratory failure and hyperkalemia, resulting in death of the patient after transfer from another hospital.
•Obtained defense verdict for a family practice physician in a case alleging wrongful death of a patient due to overprescription of pain medication, resulting in death due to mixed drug intoxication.
•Obtained defense verdict for a pediatric anesthesiologist in a wrongful death case alleging negligent failure to recognize and treat malignant hyperthermia in a 14 year old patient.
•Obtained defense verdict for a cardiologist in a case alleging negligent failure to diagnose coronary artery disease, resulting in death of a 43 year old anesthesiologist.
•Obtained defense verdict for an Internal Medicine Physician in a case alleging improper discontinuation of diuretic medication, resulting in acute pulmonary edema, brain damage and death of a 50 year old woman.
•Obtained defense verdict for an obstetrician in a case involving uterine rupture and permanent hypoxic brain injury during labor of a VBAC patient.
•Obtained defense verdict for a pediatric anesthesiologist in a brain injury and wrongful death case involving intubation and ventilation issues in a child with Goldenhar Syndrome.
•Obtained defense verdict for a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon in a complex medical liability case involving coronary artery bypass surgery.
•Obtained defense verdict for an emergency room physician in a death case involving epiglottitis and cricothyrotomy.
•Obtained defense verdict for an ophthalmologist in a case involving a rare melanoma of the ciliary body of the eye.
•Obtained defense verdict for a surgeon in a death case involving complex lumbar interbody fusion spine surgery.
•Obtained defense verdict for a urologist in a case involving diagnosis of choriocarcinoma of the testicle.
•Obtained defense verdict for two vascular surgeons in a death case involving repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, including medical device issues for endograft design and development.
•Obtained defense verdict for an obstetrician in a case of maternal/twin death involving acute fatty liver of pregnancy.
•Obtained defense verdict for an obstetrician in a case involving disability from peripartum cardiomyopathy in a twin pregnancy.

News & Insights

STARNES DAVIS FLORIE RANKED A TOP FIRM BY CHAMBERS USA 2020
•THIRTY-ONE SDF ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2019 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
•Thirty SDF Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers 2020
•Starnes Davis Florie Ranked A Top Firm By Chambers USA 2019
•Eight Starnes Attorneys Named Leaders in their Field in Chambers USA 2019
•Starnes Davis Florie Ranked in the 2019 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
•THIRTY-ONE SDF ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2018 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
•Twenty-Seven SDF Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2019
•SDF Ranked A Top Firm by Chambers USA 2018
•SDF Attorneys Florie & Axon Obtain Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Trial
•8 SDF Partners Named “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2018
•Twenty-Eight SDF Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Twenty-Six SDF Lawyers Listed in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
•Starnes Davis Florie Named a Highly Recommended Litigation Firm in the 2018 Edition of Benchmark Litigation
•Starnes Davis Florie Receives Top Tier Ranking in Chambers USA 2017
•Seven Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2017
•Twenty-Six SDF Attorneys Named to the 2016 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Twenty Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers
•Starnes Davis Florie Receives Top Tier Ranking in Chambers USA 2016
•Seven Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Named “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA 2016

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Areas of LAW

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Securities

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