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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Notre Dame Law School
      J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
    • University of Central Florida
      B.S.B.A. in Business Economics, cum laude, 2010
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • CLERKSHIP+

Michael McGriskin practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. He has exclusively represented insurers and their agents since he joined Phelps Dunbar in 2013. His practice is focused on complex insurance coverage, counseling, and litigation and includes advising and defending insurers regarding allegations of insurer “bad faith.” 

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Michael McGriskin practices in the area of insurance and reinsurance. He has exclusively represented insurers and their agents since he joined Phelps Dunbar in 2013. His practice is focused on complex insurance coverage, counseling, and litigation and includes advising and defending insurers regarding allegations of insurer “bad faith.”    

Michael’s litigation experience encompasses a range of insurance coverage matters. He represents admitted and surplus lines insurers regarding complex first-party coverage matters arising under homeowners, commercial property, builders risk, catastrophe, umbrella and other property insurance policies, including but not limited to sinkhole claims, hurricane claims, and claims involving suspected intentional fires, suspected fraud, vandalism, theft, business interruption, condominium losses, collapse and appraisal.

While in law school, Michael served as a summer judicial intern to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Practice Focus

Experience

  • Cruz v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, 2014 WL 3809179 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 1, 2014)

Insights

Speaking Engagements
  • "Commercial Policy Pitfalls: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You," Windstorm Insurance Network Conference (Orlando, FL., January 2020) Panelist
  • "The Evolution of Adjusting – To the Good of Whom," Windstorm Insurance Network Conference (Orlando, FL., February 2019) Panelist
  • "ICAT Claims Conference," Boulder, CO (May 2017)
News

Recognition

  • Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (2017-2020)
  • University of Central Florida Alumni – 30 Under 30 Award (2018) 

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • University of Central Florida
    B.S.B.A. in Business Economics, cum laude, 2010

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Cruz v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, 2014 WL 3809179 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 1, 2014)

Speaking Engagements
  • "Commercial Policy Pitfalls: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You," Windstorm Insurance Network Conference (Orlando, FL., January 2020) Panelist
  • "The Evolution of Adjusting – To the Good of Whom," Windstorm Insurance Network Conference (Orlando, FL., February 2019) Panelist
  • "ICAT Claims Conference," Boulder, CO (May 2017)
News
  • Insurance Law, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (2017-2020)
  • University of Central Florida Alumni – 30 Under 30 Award (2018)