Michael Carey


Mike Carey’s Practice focuses on:

  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation

 (813) 250-0577
 [email protected]


Board Certified in Construction Law
Over 41 years’ experience in construction law, commercial litigation and employment litigation.

Reported Decisions

A sample of Mike Carey’s reported decisions include:
St. Jude Medical, S.C. v. Biotronik, Inc., 2006 WL 331848 (M.D. Fla. November 15, 2006); Aluminator Trailer, L.L.C. v. Loadmaster Aluminum Boat Trailers, Inc., 832 So.2d 822, (Fla. 2d DCA 2002); City of Tampa v. Thornton-Tomassetti, P.C., 646 So.2d 279 (Fla. 2d DCA, 1994); U.S. v. Sullivan, 1 F.3d 1191 (11th Cir. 1993); Barnes Surgical Specialties, Inc. v. Bradshaw, 549 So.2d 1189 (Fla. 2d DCA 1982); Joseph U. Moore, Inc. v. Howard, 534 So.2d 935 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988); CBS, Inc. v. Garrod, 622 F.Supp. 532 (M.D. Fla. 1985); Medtronic, Inc. v. Janss, 729 F.2d 1395, 39 (11th Cir. 1984).

Distinctions, Appointments & Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Board certified construction law lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America: Construction Law and Commercial Litigation
Tampa Construction Lawyer of the Year – 2011
Tampa Construction Litigator of the Year – 2012
Tampa Construction Litigator of the Year-2017
Chambers America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Tier I
Florida Super Lawyers
Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers
Florida Legal Elite
Certified Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association
Hillsborough County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Order of the Coif
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 1975

Admitted to practice:

Florida Bar
Middle District of Florida
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal


University of Michigan:J.D., magna cum laude, 1978
University of Notre Dame: B.B.A., summa cum laude, 1975