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Michael J. Higer, President of The Florida Bar, 2017-2018
Born in Miami Beach, Florida, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate degree with honors in 1985 from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as the Executive Editor of the Law Review. Now, as a Partner of Berger Singerman’s Dispute Resolution Team, and an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who has devoted his practice to commercial litigation and civil trial work, he is A/V rated by Martindale Hubbell®, the highest available rating. The Best Lawyers in America®, Florida Trend magazine’s Florida Legal Elite™ and Florida Super Lawyers have all repeatedly recognized him in his practice areas. Notably, he is the only lawyer in the State of Florida recognized by the prestigious Chambers’ legal guide for his representation of policyholders in insurance disputes. And, he is widely regarded as one of the architects of the business courts established in Florida.