Michael brings almost 20 years of legal experience to the Allen Law Firm, where his primary focus will be on litigation to represent individuals who have been injured through the negligence of others.  After receiving his B.S. degree in Resource Economics from the University of Rhode, Michael graduated from the Florida State University College of Law where he received the Good – Gulfstream Foundation Scholarship and several book awards recognizing his academic accomplishments. While at FSU, he served as the President of the Student Bar Association as well as a representative to the American Bar Association.  While Michael has spent most of his career representing injured clients against powerful insurance companies, he also has experience in the areas of corporate, family, and employment law.  He is licensed to practice in all of the state courts of Florida and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of North Carolina and New York, as well.  In his leisure time, Michael enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including kayaking and snorkeling, and is involved with a variety of civic and charitable organizations.  Please join us in welcoming Attorney Mates to the Allen Law Firm team!