Michael G. Kissner

Michael G. Kissner

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Biography

Michael is a life-long resident of Vero Beach and a graduate of Princeton University and Florida State University College of Law. He focuses his practice on the areas of commercial litigation, probate and trust litigation, construction litigation, business disputes, serious personal injury, and wrongful death. Michael has represented a wide variety of clients, from local businesses and individuals to governmental entities and large insurance companies.

Michael is an active member of the community. He is current President of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Oceanside. He is the current Treasurer of the Princeton Club of Vero Beach. Michael is on the Board of the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional Network. He is also a member of the Indian River County Foundation for the Elderly, Main Street Vero, and Indian River Bar Association, including past President of the Young Lawyers Division. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 2008
    • Honors: Received a Book Award for Achieving the Highest Grade in his Torts Class
    • Major: Law
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • B.A.-Bachelor - 2003
    • Honors: The University Cottage Club, Member
    • Major: History
  • Vero Beach High School
    • Honors: Academic And Athletic Achievements
    • Honors: Student Government, Leader

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012

Past Positions

  • Vocelle & Berg, LLP, Associate, 2008 to 2014

Honors

  • Young Professional of the Year - IRC Chamber of Commerce

Pro-Bono Activities

  • President - Elect, Rotary Club of Vero Beach Oceanside
  • Board Member and Treasurer, Princeton Club of Vero Beach
  • Board of the Indian River Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network
  • Member, Indian River County Foundation for the Elderly
  • Board of the Main Street Vero Beach
  • First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, Member

Representative Cases

  • Brown v. City of Vero Beach, 64 So. 3d 172(Fla. 4th DCA 2011)
  • Waptrick v. Veteran's Council of Indian River County, Inc. 123 Sd. 3d 622 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013).

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association, Board Member, 2015 to Present
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Chair, 2012 to 2013
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Past President
  • Indian River County Foundation for the Elderly
  • Princeton Club of Vero Beach