Overview

Michael Jenks is a senior trial attorney at the firm. He has tried in excess of a hundred jury trial in the state and federal courts in South Florida. He has been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over twenty-five years. Mr. Jenks attended the University of Miami School of Law on a Sturgis Merit Scholarship, and was on the Dean’s List upon graduating. Mr. Jenks is currently a member of the University of Miami Dean’s Circle. Mr. Jenks has tried cases involving premises liability, construction defects claims, construction accidents, insurance coverage litigation, bad faith litigation, negligent security litigations, catastrophic automobile and trucking accidents, wrongful death, products liability, professional and medical malpractice claims, sexual harassment/abuse claims, and first party cases. Four of Mr. Jenks’ trials were filmed by Court TV and televised nationally.

Practice Areas:

  • Civil actions, including trials of cases involving first party actions and third party actions, in every area of tort law listed above.
  • Insurance Defense

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida Supreme Court 1970
  • U.S. District Courts – Southern and Middle Districts 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh and Fifth Circuits 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1974

Education:

  • University of Miami School of Law JD, 1970
  • Florida Atlantic University BA, 1967

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (1988 Miami Chapter Founding Member)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

Honors:

  • Listed in South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers as Top Rated Lawyers for Personal Injury
  • Listed in American Law Media as Top Rated Lawyer in construction defects cases

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