Michael Marcil is co-chair of Gunster’s Business Litigation practice. A dedicated problem solver and consummate advocate, Michael strives to help his clients to achieve their business goals through collaboration, and places a high value on fully understanding each client’s mission and in delivering diligent, responsive and first-rate client service.

Michael strives to never lose sight of the “big picture” of a given claim, and aims to present even the most complicated facts and concepts of a case in the most easily understood way. Whether a claim involves hundreds of millions of dollars and protracted litigation or can be settled with strategic diplomacy, Michael remains focused on providing practical advice that balances both legal and economic considerations.

Michael is involved in high-stakes litigation, both inside and outside of Florida, including cases in New York, California, Arizona and Alabama. He offers his clients decades of litigation and trial experience in state, federal and appellate courts throughout the state. In addition, he served on the Judicial Nominating Commission of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County.

In an era where very few attorneys actually go to trial, Michael frequently tries litigation claims to jury verdict. As a trial attorney, Michael’s goal is to be thoroughly prepared and to develop compelling and marketable themes for the jury. No matter how zealous a dispute requires Michael to be, he is dedicated to remaining professional to solve even the most contentious and high dollar disputes.

As head of the firm’s Business Litigation team, Michael is focused on properly staffing litigation matters and recruiting top litigation talent. He oversees more than sixty litigation attorneys and paralegals.

  • Gilbert Unified School District No. 41 v. CrossPointe, LLC, 2012 WL 1564660 (D. Ariz. 2012)
  • CrossPointe v. Integrated Computing, Inc., 199 Fed. Appx. 852 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Barash v. PSI Industries, Inc., 733 So. 2d 1119 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Marine Environmental Partners, Inc. v. Johnson, 863 So. 2d 423 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
  • Grinnell Corp. v. Palms 2100 Ocean Blvd., Ltd., 924 So. 2d 887 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
  • Stranahan House Inc. v. City of Fort Lauderdale, 59 So. 3d 1150 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Krape v. PDK Labs Inc., 194 F.R.D. 82 (S.D. N.Y. 1999)
  • School District of the City of Niagara Falls, N.Y. v. CrossPointe, LLC, 2011 WL 6208695 (W.D. N.Y. 2011)
  • “Punitive and Lost Profit Damages in Commercial Tort Cases,” Business Litigation in Florida, 8th Edition, Lexis Nexis, 2014, co-author with Michael Cavendish
  • “Orders and Judgments,” Florida Civil Trial Practice, Lexis Publishing/The Florida Bar, 10th Ed. 2014, co-author with Michael Cavendish
  • Judicial Nominating Committee for the 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, 2007-2011, chair, 2008-2009

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