•Michael was named a Rising Star for the state of Alabama by the 2013 and 2014 editions of Alabama Super Lawyers magazine
•Obtained defense verdict following a seven-day trial in federal court involving a psychiatrist accused of improperly prescribing anti-seizure/bipolar medication;
•Successfully defended an ophthalmologist on a licensing matter involving the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama;
•Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of an orthopaedic surgeon accused of improperly performing an open reduction and internal fixation of a right lateral malleolar fracture;
•Obtained complete summary judgment in a wrongful death matter in favor of a family practitioner accused of failing to misdiagnose an infection;
•Obtained complete summary judgment in favor of a plastic surgeon accused of improperly performing a liposuction procedure;
•Secured the dismissal of two anesthesiologists in a medical malpractice and wrongful death matter involving a cervical spine surgical procedure;
•Secured the dismissal of a nephrologist in a wrongful death matter involving a dialysis patient;
•Secured the dismissal of a urologist and licensed practical nurse accused of failing to diagnose a recurrence of renal cell carcinoma;
•Secured the dismissal of a dentist accused of striking a patient with a dental drill during a root canal procedure;
Presentations and Publications
•Lectured on Dram Shop Litigation at the Tort Law Update presented by CLE Alabama/The University of Alabama School of Law
News & Insights
•SDF Attorneys Mike Wright & Michael Scivley Obtain Defense Verdict in Med Mal Trial
•Wright & Scivley Obtain Defense Verdict for Psychiatrist in Seven Day Trial
•Thirty SDF Attorneys Named to Alabama Super Lawyers 2014
•Twenty-Six Starnes Davis Florie Attorneys Listed in Alabama Super Lawyers 2013
•Starnes Davis Florie Announces Its New Partners
•While attending Cumberland School of Law, Michael was a member of the Cordell Hull Speaker’s Forum.
•Michael played wide receiver for Brown University, where he earned multiple varsity letters and was a member of the 1999 Ivy League championship football team.
•Michael is a member of the Alabama Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Bar Association.
•He served as a member of the Birmingham Bar Association Medical Liaison Committee
•He is a volunteer for the Brown University Alumni Schools Committee, where he interviews prospective college applicants.
•He is a member of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.