Michael is a partner at Starnes Davis Florie. His practice is focused on intellectual property matters and other complex, high-risk commercial litigation. Michael serves as a member of the firm’s recruiting committee.
- Named a Rising Star in Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine.
- Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" (2021 & 2022)
- Member of the Phoenix Club of Birmingham, which supports the mission of the Boys & Girls Club and further seeks to impact the direction of the community’s youth through fund-raising.
- Intrinsic Value, LLC v Isotope Eleven, Inc. & Laird Foret –– Obtained a plaintiff’s verdict following a 4-day jury trial in favor of tech start-up client in a fraud case arising from the defendant-software developers’ misrepresentations when they agreed to build two mobile applications for corporate client.
- Successfully obtained a complete dismissal for university officials sued in a wrongful death action involving a highly-publicized mass shooting at an academic medical center.
- Obtained $7 million verdict in favor of Rice University in patent infringement dispute filed against nanotechnology corporation.
- Successfully represented UAB in patent infringement disputes filed against medical device manufacturers.
- Successfully represented inventors and their company in patent infringement dispute filed against pharmaceutical company.
Presentations and Publications
- “Responding to Discovery Subpoenas: Alabama,” Practical Law Litigation (Spring 2015).
- “Location, Location, Location – The Food Truck’s Battle for Common Ground” Cumberland Law Review, 2014.
News & Insights
- Starnes Davis Florie Promotes Three Attorneys to Partner
- TWENTY-THREE ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2021 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
- 29 SDF ATTORNEYS LISTED IN BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA 2022
- SDF Attorneys Gresham and Lasserre Obtain Plaintiff’s Verdict for Tech Start-Up Company
- Twenty-Six Attorneys Named to the 2020 Edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers
- Jay Ezelle, Breanna Young, and Michael Lasserre Obtain Dismissal of University Employees in Wrongful Death Action
- THIRTY-ONE SDF ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2019 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
- THIRTY-ONE SDF ATTORNEYS NAMED TO THE 2018 EDITION OF MID-SOUTH SUPER LAWYERS
- Starnes Davis Florie Welcomes Two New Associates to the Firm