Wilson P.A., Michael

“What makes him a good lawyer is that he doesn’t get tied up too much in litigated issues, but is focused on getting a manageable resolution for the clients involved” – Chambers USA, 2015

Michael Wilson is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Construction Law and Litigation department.

Wilson is a Certified Construction Lawyer, having practiced exclusively in construction law and litigation for more than 25 years. In the past years, he has been recognized as one of the leading construction law attorneys in Florida by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, a national law firm legal guide, and in 2009 – 2016, received the highest ranking possible for this publication. He holds an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a rating achieved by only 5 percent of attorneys and was named in Super Lawyers magazine as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in the State” and “Top 50 Lawyers in North Florida” in 2010 and 2011.

“highly competent” – Chambers USA, 2015

He specializes in complex claims, representing primarily public and private owners, developers, and contractors and their sureties in the areas of project impact and delay claims, project defect claims and payment disputes among project participants.

“very impressive lawyer” – Chambers USA, 2017

Wilson has extensive trial experience, representing clients in state and federal courts, in arbitration as well as Federal Boards of Contract appeals.

Wilson has extensive experience in contract drafting and negotiation, as well as project dispute resolution mechanisms such as dispute resolution boards aimed at preventing claims from reaching litigation and/or arbitration.

“is one of the most knowledgeable and easy to deal with attorneys. He’s out there to solve problems and get the work done. He’s just a joy to work with.”  – Chambers USA, 2017

Wilson strives to further the business goals of his clients, using his drafting, negotiation and litigation skills. He is a member of the American Bar Association, where he serves on the Construction Litigation Section, the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, the Litigation Section, the Torts and Insurance Practice Section, and the Fidelity and Surety Section.

“very smart, very reasonable and a strong advocate.” – Chambers USA, 2017

In 2005, he was selected by the President of The Florida Bar as one of nine construction lawyers to write the first examination for certification of lawyers in construction law.  Wilson has been selected for inclusion in the following honorary listings: 2007-2018 in Woodward and White’s “Best Lawyers in America” for Construction Law; “Best Lawyers” of Central Florida in Orlando Magazine; twelve consecutive years as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in Construction Law by Super Lawyers magazine; Orlando Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar”; and “Florida Legal Elite” in Florida Trend Magazine.

Bar Membership



U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. Federal Court


University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, 1986
J.D., Juris Doctor

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, 1983
B.A., Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude


The Florida Bar
Member, Trial Lawyers Section, and Construction Law Committee

Orange County Bar Association
Member and Past Chair of Construction Law Committee

Associated Builders and Contractors

Associated General Contractors of America

American Bar Association
Member, Forum Committee on Construction Industry

Accreditations and Certifications

Construction Law, The Florida Bar

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

“The Best Lawyers in America®,” 2007 – 2018

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Construction, 2003 – 2018

“Best Lawyers in America®” Orlando Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, 2016

“Florida Legal Elite” in Construction by Florida Trend magazine, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2015

Top 100 “Florida Super Lawyer” list in Law & Politics magazine in 2011 and 2012

Top 50 in North “Florida Super Lawyer” list in Law & Politics magazine   

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Construction law, 2006 – 2018

“Best Lawyers” for Construction law and Commercial Litigation by Orlando Magazine, 2006-2016

“Florida Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine, 2006 – 2017 and named to “Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers” in 2011

“Best of the Bar” by Orlando Business Journal, 2005, 2006

Selected by the President of The Florida Bar as one of nine construction lawyers to write the first examination for certification of lawyers in construction law, 2005.