MICHAEL NACHWALTER

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Nachwalter Michael

Born in New York City, Michael Nachwalter earned his B.S. from Bucknell University, his M.S. from Long Island University, his J.D. from the University of Miami, and his LL.M. from Yale University.

He is admitted to the bar in Florida and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eleventh and Federal circuits. Michael clerked for the Honorable Ted Cabot and the Honorable Joe Eaton, Judges for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

He has received numerous honors, including membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa-national college honor society; Phi Kappa Phi, a national collegiate honor society, the Society of Wig and Robe, the legal honor society of the University of Miami Law School, and the Iron Arrow society of the University of Miami. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Law Review. He was a Stirling Fellow at Yale. Michael has authored a number of published legal articles, including: “Substantive Due Process in Florida” in the University of Miami Law Review; “Consumer Rights in the 1980’s – A Challenge for the Florida Bar” in The Florida Bar Journal; “Is There a Prayer for Private Injunctive Relief After Religious Technology Center v. Wollersheim,” Civil RICO Report; and “Facing the Tide of Change,” in The Florida Bar Journal. He has also served as a lecturer and member of the adjunct faculty of the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Miami Law School.

Michael has served as a member of the Attorney General’s Antitrust Revision Committee, the Consumer Council and the Advisory Board of the Civil RICO Report. He was a trustee of the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, a vice chairman of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and a fellow of the American

College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Society of Barristers. Michael is a member of the Dade County, Federal and American Bar associations. He served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar as well as in numerous committee posts, including chairman of the committee on consumer protection laws and member of the special task force, the antitrust committee, and the corporation, banking, and business law sections.

  • Yale University, LL.M., 1968
    • Stirling Fellow
  • University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1967
    • Society of Wig and Robe
      • Iron Arrow Society
  • Long Island University, M.S., 1967
  • Bucknell University, B.S., 1962
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Senior Statesman, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2003 – present
  • Senior Statesman, Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2004 – present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 – present
    • Antitrust Law
    • Arbitration
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
    • Mediation
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, 2007 – present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, Antitrust, Corporate and Business, 2001 – present
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, General Commercial, and Professional Liability
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Director, International Society of Barristers
  • Florida, 1967
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1998
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors, 1983–1990
    • Chairman, Committee on Consumer Protection Laws, 1974
    • Special Counsel, 1973–1974, 1985–1986
    • Member, Special Task Force, 1979–present
    • Long Range Planning Retreat, 1983
    • Antitrust Committee, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, 1976–present
  • Ad Hoc Member, Judicial Qualifications Commission
  • Vice Chair, Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1995–2000
  • Dade County Bar Association
    • Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee, 1974
  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Attorney General’s Antitrust Revision Committee, 1979–1980
  • Consumer Council, 1974–1981
  • Advisory Board, Civil RICO Report, 1986–present
  • Trustee, Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, 1985–1988
  • Editor-in-Chief,University of Miami Law Review, 1966-1967
  • Author: “Substantive Due Process in Florida,” 21University of Miami Law Review 99, 1966
  • Author: “Consumer Rights in the 1980’s – A Challenge For The Florida Bar,”The Florida Bar Journal, January 1980
  • Author: “Is There a ‘Prayer’ for Private Injunctive Relief After Religious Technology Center v. Wollersheim,” Civil RICO Report, September 1986
  • Author: “Facing the Tide of Change,”The Florida Bar Journal, February 2000
  • Law Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Miami Law School, 1969–present
  • Acted as arbitrator and mediator in many large commercial cases
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Ted Cabot and the Honorable Joe Eaton, Judges, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1967