Michael S. Reeser
Michael S. Reeser was born in Marietta, Georgia and was raised in Vero Beach, Florida. Mike graduated from Vero Beach High School, and then attended college at Stetson University in Deland Florida. He attended law school at Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Mr. Reeser has been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years, maintaining his focus on aggressively representing individuals and families at critical times in their lives.
As a student at Stetson University, Mike served in many leadership roles including President of the Florida Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He concentrated his undergraduate studies in history and economics, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics upon graduation. While in high school and college, Mr. Reeser was actively involved in competitive debate programs, representing his schools in tournaments throughout the United States. Mike attended law school at Stetson College of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 while earning awards for Moot Court competitions and serving as a Teaching Assistant.
Professionally, Mike is a member of the Florida Bar Association (Trial Lawyers Section), The Florida Justice Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts. He recently served as the Chairperson of The Florida Bar Association Grievance Committee 6A. Mike has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator since 2005. He is rated "AV" (highest possible rating for professional ethics and legal ability) by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was recently included in the list of "Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers" by Tampa Bay Magazine. He has been awarded the “Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and has been designated as “Tampa’s Legal Elite” by the Tampa Tribune. His firm has been included in the U.S. News and World Report listing as one of Florida’s Best Law Firms. Mr. Reeser also holds a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer License (OUPV) from the United States Coast Guard.
Mike enjoys outdoor activities including boating, fishing, travel and building custom fishing rods. He resides in Tarpon Springs with his wife, Margaret. Mike and his wife volunteer for Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, helping with their mission to save, foster and adopt rescue animals.