Starnes Davis Florie

Michael A. Florie (Mike)


Michael A. Florie

Michael A. Florie (Mike)


100 Brookwood Place
7th Floor
Birmingham, AL 35209

Mike Florie has tried over 200 complex civil cases to verdict throughout the state of Alabama and the southeastern United States over more than forty years.  Mike is a senior partner with Starnes Davis Florie and served for several decades on the firm’s Executive Committee.  He has been described in Chambers USA as “utterly outstanding.”

Professional Recognition

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President of the Alabama Chapter of ABOTA).
  • Recognized as a Top Litigator by Chambers USA.
  • Named “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation.
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®. Mike was named Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and 2012.
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers.
  • Who’s Who In Healthcare.


  • Alabama trial counsel for Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR) in private equity litigation involving subordinated notes and the leveraged recapitalization of Bruno’s, Inc.
  • Alabama trial counsel for Citigroup in FDIC litigation involving mortgage-backed securities.
  • Alabama trial counsel for Eton Park Capital Management in hedge fund/private equity litigation involving Latin American energy assets.
  • Obtained  defense verdict in behalf of an emergency medicine physician in a wrongful death case alleging failure to order CT scan to rule out impending aortic dissection.
  • Obtained defense verdict in favor of an obstetrician in a case alleging misapplication of forceps resulting in parietal skull fracture, subdural and epidural hemorrhage, subsequent neurosurgery, and alleged cognitive deficits.
  • Obtained defense verdict for two obstetricians in a case alleging failure to timely diagnose preeclampsia, resulting in the complication of Purtscher’s-like Retinopathy and maternal blindness following cesarean section.
  • Obtained defense verdict for an anesthesiologist in a wrongful death case involving extubation of a 42 year old patient with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and a difficult airway.
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