Michelle Barton King Partner

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Background

Michelle Barton King is a partner in the law firm of Boyd Richards Parker Colonnelli, with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando and New York. She was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Miami, Florida. Michelle graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School before attending and graduating from University of Miami with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology before obtaining her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University Law School.

Michelle concentrates her practice in the areas of complex insurance litigation, high value automobile accident defense, mass tort, premises liability, wrongful death, as well as construction litigation, including but not limited to, construction non-payment disputes, construction lien & payment bond claims. Michelle has practiced in various settings, ranging from a boutique family law firm, to private practice, as well as working for one of the country’s largest minority owned law firms, right here in South Florida.

Education

• University of Miami (Bachelor Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology, 1992)
• Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center (J.D., 1998)

Admitted to Practice
• Florida, 1999
• United States District Court – Southern District of Florida

Professional and civic involvement

• Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association (2016) Incoming Board Chair.
• Coconut Grove Village Council (2011-2013) Council member and Board Secretary
• Miami Bayside Foundation (2011) Member-at-Large
• United Home Care (2014) Board Secretary and Incoming Board Chair
• Coral Gables Bar Association
• Dade County Bar Association
• Florida Bar – Trial Lawyers Section
• Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association
• National Bar Association

Representative Cases

Michelle has served as lead council for the defense in multiple cases tried to verdict, where jury returned a verdict of no liability. She has defended major Fortune 500 companies in automobile, premise liability and product liability cases. She has also successfully represented clients on a range of construction issues, including but not limited to; construction defect claims, lost productivity claims and breach of contract claims.