Michele D. Morales is a senior trial partner in the Orlando office. She focuses her practice in defense of national corporations in catastrophic personal injury actions. Michele has obtained defense verdicts in numerous high exposure jury trials in areas including premises liability, nursing home litigation and auto liability. Her win ratio at trial including cases with seven and even eight figure exposure is more than 95%. The daughter of Cuban refugees, Michele put herself through college and law school by working odd jobs. Her strong work ethic has gained her a national reputation among her peers, including being tapped as Florida’s sole female Hispanic member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.
Ms. Morales was born and raised in Florida. After high school, she worked various jobs to fund her college education and graduated with honors from Florida State University. Following college, Ms. Morales gained valuable life experience by working in the hospitality industry and backpacking through India, ultimately learning of her acceptance to the University of Florida School of Law while trekking the banks of the Ganges. Ms. Morales excelled in law school and the gained an additional master’s in health care administration which prepared her for her later work in nursing home litigation.
Following law school, Ms. Morales began her career at CSK, rising to the rank of partner in four years. She later moved to Orlando and became a senior partner at a national law firm, representing some of the nation’s largest corporations in complex litigation while winning dozens of trials as lead counsel. Ms. Morales gained a reputation for winning particularly difficult cases with high damage exposure. She returned to CSK in 2022 and brings her vast experience in complex litigation and trial victories back home to the firm where she began her career.
Ms. Morales is married to a trial attorney. One of Ms. Morales’ life-long dreams was to adopt a child from an underprivileged country. In 2012, she and her husband traveled to Ethiopia to adopt their youngest daughter Taraken, who joined their older two children to form a unique family which now includes two rescue dogs and five rescue cats. The family continues to grow as Ms. Morales remains active in pet rescue and fostering.
UCP of Central Florida, Board Member (3/2013 – present)
Orlando Science Center – Winter Park, FL (2/2012- 2015)
Kristi House Miami, FL. Board member (September 2005 – 2008)
Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami, FL (2003-2005)
Fluent in Spanish
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