Michael Nachwalter

Michael Nachwalter

Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

Recognized since 1993

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law


Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants


Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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Born in New York City, Michael Nachwalter earned his B.S. from Bucknell University, his M.S. from Long Island University, his J.D. from the University of Miami with honors, and his LL.M. from Yale University.

He is admitted to the bar in Florida and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; the U.S. Supreme Court; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eleventh and Federal circuits. Michael clerked for the Honorable Ted Cabot and the Honorable Joe Eaton, Judges for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida.

He has received numerous honors, including membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa-national college honor society; Phi Kappa Phi, a national collegiate honor society, the Society of Wig and Robe, the legal honor society of the University of Miami Law School, Iron Arrow at the University of Miami. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Law Review. He was a Stirling Fellow at Yale. Michael has authored a number of published legal articles, including: “Substantive Due Process in Florida” in the University of Miami Law Review; “Consumer Rights in the 1980’s – A Challenge for the Florida Bar” in The Florida Bar Journal; “Is There a Prayer for Private Injunctive Relief After Religious Technology Center v. Wollersheim,” Civil RICO Report; and “Facing the Tide of Change,” in The Florida Bar Journal. He has also served as a lecturer and member of the adjunct faculty of the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Miami Law School.

Michael served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. He was a trustee of the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society, a vice chairman of the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the International Society of Barristers. Michael is a member of the Dade County, Federal and American Bar associations.

He served on numerous committee posts, including chairman of the committee on consumer protection laws and member of the special task force, the antitrust committee, and the corporation, banking, and business law sections. Michael has served as a member of the Attorney General’s Antitrust Revision Committee, the Consumer Council and the Advisory Board of the Civil RICO Report.


  • Four Seasons Tower, Suite 1100
    1441 Brickell Avenue
    Miami, FL 33131


  • Long Island University, M.S., graduated 1967
  • Yale University, LL.M, graduated 1968
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, graduated 1967
  • Bucknell University, B.S., graduated 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1967
  • District of Columbia, 1979


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Attorney Generals Antitrust Revision Committee - Member 1979-1980
  • Civil RICO Report - Advisory Board, 1986-present
  • Consumer Council - Member 1974-1981
  • Dade County Bar Association - Chairman, Legal Ethics Committee, 1974
  • Eleventh Circuit Historical Society - Trustee, 1985-1988
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • judicial Qualifications Commission - Ad Hoc Member
  • Judicial Qualifications Commission - Vice Chair, 1995-2000
  • The District of Columbia Bar - Member
  • The Florida Bar - Antitrust Committee, Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section, 1976-present
  • The Florida Bar - Board of Governors, 1983-1990
  • The Florida Bar - Chairman, Committee on Consumer Protection Laws, 1974
  • The Florida Bar - Long Range Planning retreat, 1983
  • The Florida Bar - Member, Special Task Force, 1979-present
  • The Florida Bar - Special Counsel, 1973-1974, 1985-1986

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1998

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.
Miami, Florida

15 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Antitrust Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Miami (2015)
  • Antitrust Law, Miami (2014)
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Miami (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Special Focus

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust
  • Arbitration
  • Business Disputes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Large Case Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Securities
  • Securities


  • American College of Trial Lawyers-Fellow
  • American Board of Trial Advocates- Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers-Director
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, General Commercial, and Professional Liability
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, 2007 – present- Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100: Miami Super Lawyers, 2013- Florida Super Lawyers, Top 100: Florida Super Lawyers, 2009, 2008, 2007- Florida Super Lawyers, Top 10: Florida Super Lawyers, 2007
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, Antitrust, Corporate and Business, 2001 – present
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 – present- Antitrust Law- Arbitration- Bet-the-Company Litigation- Commercial Litigation- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants- Mediation
  • Senior Statesman, Chambers USA, Antitrust, 2003 – 2018Senior Statesman, Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial, 2004 – 2017


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