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Michael F. Barzyk

Shareholder | mbarzyk@smsm.com
Shareholder | Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Michael Barzyk is a shareholder in the firm's Ft. Lauderdale office. He focuses on medical malpractice defense, general liability and insurance defense. He has extensive experience in construction defect litigation, as well as with first-party insurance claims for catastrophic hurricane and other losses. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in the property casualty loss areas in various courts throughout Florida.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barzyk was an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County for almost five years. While there, he litigated more than 40 jury trials to verdict. After leaving the state attorney's office, he went into private practice and litigated medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases.

He is currently a member of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar Association, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Barzyk has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “BV”, the highest such distinction for an attorney with his level of experience. He is admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Florida Bar
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute.

Education

Cleveland Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1999

Bowling Green State University, B.S., 1996

Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2004