Michael S. Schwager

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mschwager@becker-poliakoff.com
Professional Experience

Michael Schwager is a member of Becker & Poliakoff’s business litigation department. His practice encompasses complex commercial litigation including bank litigation, class actions, consumer fraud, real property matters and general business disputes. Mr. Schwager appears regularly before federal and state court judges.

Mr. Schwager earned his J.D. degree, cum laude, in 2004 from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was the recipient of three Dean's Achievement Awards. In law school, he was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and the University of Miami Moot Court Board. Mr. Schwager earned his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.

Associations, Memberships & Activities

Miami-Dade County Bar Association
Coral Gables Bar Association
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Miami Seminole Club, Past Business Networking Chair
Miami Seminole Club, Active Member
Florida State University Alumni Association, Active Member
Seminole Boosters, Active Member
Becker & Poliakoff Continuing Legal Education Programming Chair
Habitat for Humanity, Build Participant

Presentations

Social Media for Lawyers, Fort Lauderdale Bench & Bar Event Speaker
Florida Bar Rules & Ethics in Social Media, Continuing Legal Education Speaker
Communicating with Clients, Continuing Legal Education Speaker
Ethical Considerations in Law Firm Billing, Continuing Legal Education Contributor

Honors
Recognized as a 2009 “Rising Star,” by Florida Super Lawyers
Recognized as a 2011 “Rising Star,” by Florida Super Lawyers
Recognized as a 2014 “Rising Star,” by Florida Super Lawyers
Recognized as a 2015 “Rising Star,” by Florida Super Lawyers
Recognized as a 2016 “Rising Star,” by Florida Super Lawyers

Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Education
  • University of Miami, J.D. cum laude
    Member, University of Miami Law Review
    Member, University of Miami Moot Court Board
  • Florida State University, B.S.