Michael R. Whitt is a trial-tested attorney with 34 years of experience, concentrating his trial practice in the areas of business litigation, eminent domain and real estate disputes. Mike’s experience includes a wide array of business and real estate litigation, including contract disputes, eminent domain, zoning and land use, boundary and title disputes, housing discrimination, defense of ADA claims, community association litigation, as well as trademarks, trade secrets, construction litigation, fraud claims and whistleblower actions. Mike is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Business Litigation. In these areas, and throughout the trial process, Mike has counseled individuals and small businesses, as well as Fortune 100 companies, internationally known recording artists, and foreign individuals and businesses.
Mike also leverages his deep understanding of eminent domain laws and his knowledge of government and construction regulations to counsel his clients through all stages of the eminent domain process, from initial acquisition procedures through litigation, and maximize the compensation they receive.
Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1987
Northern Kentucky University, B.S., 1984
Reciprocal Ministries International
McGregor Student Ministry
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2023; Litigation – Real Estate, 2021-23; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2023; Real Estate Law, 2023
Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
Top Lawyer, Naples Illustrated, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2021-22
State of Florida, 1987
U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee
Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, President, 2018-19
Southwest Florida Federal Bar Association, Member