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Michael G. Archibald Attorney - Tampa, FL -

Registred for two decades

Law Office: Michael G. Archibald

Michael is a shareholder inside the company's Casualty Department and the Managing Attorney of the Tampa workplace. He represents some of the nation's largest coverage vendors and their insureds in a huge kind of product liability, premises legal responsibility, motor vehicle negligence and settlement disputes. A former public defender and Marine, he brings his difficult-charging work ethic to each engagement, whether or not he is helping customers in comparing claims made against them or defending them at trial.

With 15 years of enjoy, Michael handles all stages of litigation, from pre-match negotiations to the court, while vital. He has efficiently represented clients in recurring and complex litigation involving…

Michael is a shareholder inside the firm's Casualty Department and the Managing Attorney of the Tampa office. He represents some of the country's biggest insurance providers and their insureds in a extensive variety of product liability, premises legal responsibility, motor automobile negligence and contract disputes. A former public defender and Marine, he brings his difficult-charging paintings ethic to every engagement, whether or not he is assisting clients in evaluating claims made in opposition to them or defending them at trial.

With 15 years of revel in, Michael handles all stages of litigation, from pre-in shape negotiations to the court, whilst vital. He has successfully represented customers in habitual and complex litigation concerning uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, private injury slip-and-fall topics, assets damage instances, product liability matters, negligent safety, and wrongful dying instances.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Using Crime Grids in Negligent Security Claims, Marshall Dennehey Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Defense is a Good Offense, Orlando, FL, September 17, 2014

Year Joined Organization: 2002


Florida Claims Symposium - The Best Offense is a Good Defense
Seminar • Sep 17, 2014
*Complimentary breakfast starts offevolved at 8:00am and lunch can be supplied.Join the attorneys of Marshall Dennehey for a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge prison tendencies in Medicare, Bad Faith, Social Media Discovery and extra.....Mostics encompass:...

Florida Casualty Claims Symposium - Casino Royale
Seminar • Sep 20, 2018
Florida Casualty Claims Symposium 2018 - Casino RoyaleJoin the Marshall Dennehey legal professionals for a complimentary seminar discussing trending topics in Casualty within the kingdom of Florida.Agenda Mostics:Negligent Tenants Expose Negligent...


On the Pulse ... A Fine View and Lots To Do in Tampa, Florida
Defense Digest Article • December 10, 2018
Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. four, December 2018By Michael G. Archibald, Esq.*Marshall Dennehey opened its Tampa, Florida, workplace in 2000. We are positioned simply minutes faraway from MacDill Air Force Base, home to United States Central Command...., Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2018. Defense Digest is ready by using Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to offer facts on recent felony trends of hobby to our readers. This book is not supposed to provide...

Negligent Security Claims In Florida: the “Victim-Targeted” Defense
Defense Digest Article • March 1, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017by Michael G. Archibald, EsquireKey Points:Negligent security regulation in Florida is plaintiff-orientated.Experts should be accredited to make use of circumstantial evidence to provide opinions as to..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017. Defense Digest is ready through Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide statistics on current legal tendencies of interest to our readers. This publication isn't always supposed to provide felony...

Florida's Proposals for Settlement in Dangerous Instrumentality Cases
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2010
Florida - Settlements, Key Points:What may be finished to avoid paying plaintiff's attorney's fees primarily based on a Proposal for Settlement in a case wherein certainly one of your insureds is handiest vicariously strictly in charge?Determine if there may be a actual issue as to..., Defense Digest, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2010

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Practise Areas

  • General Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Car Liability
  • Trucking & Transportation Liability
  • Hospitality and Liquor Liability
  • Retail Liability
Law Firm Position


Admission Info

Admitted in 2003, U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
2004, U.S. Court of Appeals eleventh Circuit
2003, U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
2003, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
1999, Florida

Start on the Faculty of Law
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL

Class of 1998

B.C.J. Criminal Justice

Honors: magna cum laude, 1995

Honors: White and Gold Honor Society

Honors: Dean's List

University Attended

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
B.S. Psychology

Associations & Memberships

Associations & Memberships

•Florida Bar Association
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•National Bar Association

Representative Cases
Significant Representative Matters: Defense verdict in lawsuit filed against a major, nationally diagnosed retail chain alleging each intentional torts and negligence. Client become entitled to get better attorneys' prices and prices based totally on issuance of Proposal for Settlement/Offer of Judgment.
Favorable verdict in motor car twist of fate trial wherein patron admitted negligence within the operation of a motor car. Verdict become favorable in that jury offered some distance less than what purchaser had formerly presented plaintiff at mediation.
Dismissal of premises legal responsibility case after deposition of 1/3 celebration plaintiff. Upon careful interrogation of claimant, it become found out throughout the deposition that the files presented in support of the claim were no longer what they had been imagined to be.
Apartment complicated owner protection: An invitee fell down a flight of concrete steps breaking bones and incurring enormous clinical payments. She delivered suit against the apartment complicated to get better her damages. Witnesses that got here to the plaintiff's resource straight away after the autumn inspected the stairs and determined not anything that might have induced the autumn. Additionally, throughout her deposition testimony the plaintiff turned into uncertain as to what she believed induced her to fall. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment turned into granted, with the defendant entitled to recover costs and prices.
Retailer subrogation defense: Plaintiff insurer alleged that faulty set up of a dryer triggered a fire that destroyed a whole floor of an condo complicated. After paying its insured primarily based on its agreement of coverage, the insurer then filed a subrogation match towards the retail service provider. The jury lower back a defense verdict in prefer of the retail service provider. Defendant entitled to get better expenses.
Apartment complex owner negligent protection/wrongful dying protection: A 21-12 months-antique rental complicated tenant changed into shot and killed all through the night whilst within the playground place of the apartment complex. The assailant changed into in no way identified and the crime remained unsolved. He was survived through his dad and mom and three-year-vintage daughter. Lawyers for the property made a demand in the quantity of $nine,000,000.00. The jury located the defendant accountable for now not having any safety features in area but also found the decedent to be sixty eight percent answerable for his very own death. The jury award to the estate changed into $333,000.00. The estate's appeal turned into unsuccessful.
Insurance employer uninsured/below-insured motorists defense: Plaintiff filed an under-insured motorists declare in opposition to his insurer primarily based on auto coincidence. He had already received the coverage limits from the alternative driving force's coverage coverage and sought to gain from his UM policy. The jury agreed that the twist of fate in question became the plaintiff's fault and rendered a defense verdict in choose of the plaintiff's coverage agency.
Grocer defense: Plaintiff filed in shape alleging that he slipped and fell in liquid that was left unattended on defendant's floor. The plaintiff had multi-level decrease again surgical procedure. Plaintiff's key witness was a chum who become much less than credible. Under pass-examination the plaintiff's and his key witness's testimonies diverged. The jury found in favor of the defendant. Defendant entitled to get better charges and fees.
Corporate defendant in rear-stop auto twist of fate: Corporate defendant fleet automobile approached intersection in which the traffic mild was pink for his lane. The fleet vehicle turned into second in line. The light became inexperienced. The plaintiff who turned into inside the car just ahead of the corporate defendant's automobile started to go and then all of sudden stopped. The fleet vehicle rear-ended the plaintiff's automobile. In the two years to comply with, the plaintiff had three surgeries (TMJ, knee and shoulder) all allegedly due to the rear quit collision. Defendant stipulated to liability and challenged causation. Defense verdict with defendant entitled to recover prices and costs due to offer of judgment.
Retail service provider slip and fall: Plaintiff alleged that the floor became wet with liquid which brought about her to slide and fall incurring an injury requiring surgical operation. Her key witness was her grownup son who become with her whilst the alleged incident took place. Despite giving deposition testimony favorable to his mom's case, at trial on pass-exam he admitted that after he inspected the ground at once after the alleged fall, he noticed not anything that would have brought on her to fall. Defense verdict with defendant entitled to get better charges and prices.
Retail service provider defense: Plaintiff alleged that his 2-year-old toddler suffered a fractured femur while interior defendant's store. The toddler's leg was broken because of heavy unsecured products falling on his leg while he disturbed it. The jury observed plaintiff/child's father sixty five percent negligent for his loss of supervision of the kid. Defendant entitled to recover charges based on offer of judgment.
Liquor service provider slip and fall: Plaintiff patron enters liquor shop out of the rain. She walked across the complete moist parking lot into the store and slipped and fell as she went to make a flip down an aisle. Defendant stipulated to the absence of a wet floor sign - jury found 65 percentage negligence on plaintiff
attraction by using plaintiff unsuccessful.
Car dealership defense/vehicle accident: Defendant car supplier's employee took a newly bought vehicle across the road to get the tank filled for the new proprietor. On his manner returned from the fuel station, the employee attempted to make a right turn on a one-manner road. He did not see the plaintiff using a bicycle at the sidewalk coming from the other course of the traffic on the only-way road. 70% legal responsibility attributed to the bicycle riding plaintiff. Defendant entitled to get better costs based on offer of judgment.
Retail Merchant Assault and Battery, Invasion of Privacy, Defamation: Plaintiff alleged that her privacy changed into invaded by defendant's employee whilst the employee physically assaulted her and strewn her underwear throughout the car parking zone of its commercial enterprise. Plaintiff claimed that the employee used racial epithets against her in the course of the physical and really public assault. Defense verdict. Defendant entitled to prices and prices.
Published Works: Negligent Security Claims In Florida: the Victim-Targeted Defense, Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2017
Florida's Proposals for Settlement in Dangerous Instrumentality Cases, Defense Digest, Vol. sixteen, No. 2, June 2010


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