Michael Brand

Michael Brand: Attorney with Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards

Biography

Michael Brand is a partner in the firm’s Miami and Key West offices. He practices across all fields of litigation, including medical malpractice, premises liability, negligent security, legal malpractice, property damage claims, automobile, construction, bad faith/extra-contractual liability, personal injury claims and defense of professional liability claims, trucking claims defense and others. He has tried over 100 jury trials to verdict in his career.

Mr. Brand received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in English at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University. He joined Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. after working at the Dade County Public Defender’s Office, where he represented clients charged with serious felonies, and after several years of civil practice.

Mr. Brand is a Martindale-Hubbell rated A.V. attorney. Mr. Brand is also an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is routinely selected in various “Best of” publications for his litigation expertise. He serves as a pro bono attorney for children through the Attorney Ad Litem Program and Lawyers for Children of America. Mr. Brand also has been selected as “Top Attorneys in Florida” by The Wall Street Journal (July 2011; December 2012); named as Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Magazine (2009-2018); Florida Best Lawyers in America publication (2012-2013); Best Attorneys in Florida-Best Lawyers & The Wall Street Journal (2013); Florida Legal Elite recognition (2013; 2015); 20th-25th Edition of U.S News & World Report, The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.

MICHAEL BRAND AWARD LIST/RECOGNITIONS

•Florida Super Lawyers (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015; 2016);
•2014 Super Lawyer Business Edition
•Florida Best Lawyers in America publication for 2012;
•Florida Best Lawyers in America publication for 2013;
•Florida Best Lawyers in America publication for 2014;
•Florida Best Lawyers in America publication for 2015;
•Florida Best Lawyers in America publication for 2016;
•Florida Best Lawyers in America publication for 2017;
•21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. 2014
•22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants. 2015
•The Wall Street Journal, December 2012;
•The Wall Street Journal, Best Lawyers In South Florida, October 2015
•Best Attorneys In Florida - Best Lawyers & The Wall Street Journal, January 2013
•Florida Legal Elite Recognition for 2013; 2015
•20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants publication for 2014;
•SL, Top Attorneys In The Miami Area, December 2015
•Top Attorneys In The Miami Area, December 2015
•2016 Lawyers of Distinction
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating 2016
•“BestEsq” Personal Injury Attorney in Miami.
•2016 Legal Leader-The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel.
CVN Florida’s Defense Attorney of 2016
•CVN Florida’s Defense Attorneys of 2016: Partners Who Cleared Dr. in $75M Med Mal Trial
2017 Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys - Listed Lawyer

(Also at Key West Office)

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability
  • Catastrophic and Personal Injury
  • Construction
  • First Party Property
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Hospitality Industry Defense
  • Insurance Coverage and Carrier Representation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Liquor Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Health Care
  • Physician's Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Security Negligence
  • Trucking Accident Defense
  • Vehicle Negligence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(305) 350-5380  Phone
(305) 373-2294  Fax
www.csklegal.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 569015, Miami, FL 33156
University Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Economics
Law School Attended:
Temple University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Massachusetts; 1994, Florida; Connecticut (bar passage only)
Memberships:

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

•American Board of Trial Advocates
•Dade County Bar Association
•Lawyers for Children of America

Birth Information:
1967
ISLN:
911955581

Peer Reviews

Affiliations

CLM

Miami, Florida

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