Michael C. Siboni

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Ocala, FL

Siboni & Buchanan, PLLC
 | 1900 SE 18th Avenue, Suite 300
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: 352-629-7441
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Michael C. Siboni is a Managing Member with the Law Firm of Siboni & Buchanan, PLLC, located in Ocala, Florida.  Mr. Siboni is a versatile attorney who focuses his practice on mediation and arbitration, aviation law and insurance defense litigation for clients throughout the State of Florida and nationwide. His diverse practice areas also include commercial litigation, commercial transactions, equine law, insurance coverage, negligence, personal injury, wrongful death and products liability. He maintains an AV-Preeminent* rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest attorney rating as voted by peers in the legal community for an attorney with very high to preeminent legal ability and ethical standards. Additionally, he was selected as a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States who have exhibited accomplishment in litigation and trial work, and have superior ethical reputations. Fellowship in the LCA is limited and by invitation only and represents less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers.

Mr. Siboni practices in Florida. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for  all Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits and the United States Supreme Court. He is Board Certified in Aviation Law by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Mr. Siboni is committed to remaining at the forefront of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is certified in the areas of Circuit Civil and Appellate mediation by the Florida Supreme Court, and he also serves as a Federal Court Mediator for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Additionally, Mr. Siboni is Florida Supreme Court qualified as an Arbitrator. His significant experience litigating civil matters instills confidence in his clients during the mediation process. As such, Mr. Siboni has earned the reputation as an effective and skillful Mediator who has been selected as a neutral by the most prestigious law firms throughout the State of Florida as well as nationally. He employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 36 years as a litigator. His background, experience and skill make him a highly effective Mediator with a solid record of resoving disputes.

Mr. Siboni obtained his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University) in Miami, Florida. In 1980, he received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where he held a position on the Advocacy Board and served as Justice of the Sam Houston Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Mr. Siboni is currently enrolled in the prestigious Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, where he is a candidate for for the Master's of Law Degree (LL.M) with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

 
Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Aviation and Aerospace (30%)
Civil Litigation (20%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)

Aviation and Aerospace (30%)

Civil Litigation (20%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About Michael Siboni

Admitted: 1981, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.sbtrial-law.com/html/michael_siboni.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Member, South Texas College of Law Advocacy Board
  • "AV" Rating Martindale - Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Justice, Sam Houston Chapter, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, South Texas College of Law, 1980

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Federal Court Mediator (Middle District of Florida)
  • Florida Supreme Court Trained Arbitrator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and County Mediator
  • Board Certified, Aviation Law - The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Aviation Insurance Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court Foundation (Master of the Bench)
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member, Governing Committee, American Bar Association, 1990 - 1993
  • Member, Forum on Air and Space Law, American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chairman, American Bar Association, 1986
  • Member, Aviation and Space Law Committee, ABA Section on Tort and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, The Florida Bar, 2006 - 2007
  • Member, Aviation Law Certification Committee, The Florida Bar, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Aviation Law Committee, The Florida Bar, 1981 - Present
  • Member, Aviation Law Certification Committee, The Florida Bar, 1995 - 2000
  • Chairman, The Florida Bar, 2000 - 2001
  • Co-Chairman, The Florida Bar, 1990 - 1991
  • Co-Chairman, The Florida Bar, 1990 - 1991
  • Chairman, The Florida Bar, 1989 - 1990
  • Vice Chairman, The Florida Bar, 1988
  • Member, Juvenile Court Rules Committee, The Florida Bar, 1982 - 1984
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Dade County Bar Association/Eleventh Judicial Circuit, "Put Something Back"; Recipient of Pro Bono Service Award for Exceptional Participation, 1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • (Chapter 37) "Defending Manufacturers in Product Liability Cases"; Civil Trial Practice - Winning Techniques of Successful Trial Attorneys; Compiled and Edited by Myron Papadakis, Esq.; Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company, Inc. (Copyright, 2000).
  • Member, South Texas College of Law Advocacy Board, South Texas College of Law

Educational Background:

  • Biscayne College (St. Thomas University), B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List, 1973

Industry Groups

  • American Academy Of Alternative Dispute Resolution (LCA)
  • American Bar Association
  • D.R. Smith Inns Of Court
  • Florida Academy Of Professional Mediators
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
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    Office Location for Michael C. Siboni

    1900 SE 18th Avenue
    Suite 300
    Ocala, FL 34471

    Phone: 352-629-7441

     

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