Michael J. Faehner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Clearwater, FL

Faehner PLLC
 | 600 Bypass Drive, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 727-268-0249
Fax: 727-474-9949
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Tax: Business (10%),
  • Tax: Consumer (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Michael J. Faehner is the member of Faehner PLLC in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Faehner focuses his practice on estate planning, small business and tax law, serving clients in Clearwater and throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Faehner has more than 20 years of legal experience and has always been active in his legal community. He is a former member of the board of governors and executive committee of The Florida Bar and served in several other roles for the association. He has also served in leadership roles for the Clearwater Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, The Florida Bar Foundation and the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation.

Continuing to be active in his community, Mr. Faehner sits on the board of directors and volunteers his time to various organizations. He belongs to the Clearwater Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, the Suncoast Estate Planning Council and the West Pasco Bar Association.

Mr. Faehner earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and history from the University of Notre Dame. He received his law degree from Valparaiso University Law School and obtained a master of laws degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is qualified to practice before all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Before founding M. Faehner, Esq. LLC, Mr. Faehner practiced as an associate at a Sarasota, Florida-based firm. He gained additional experience as a senior associate at a Clearwater-based firm, leading the firm’s labor and workers’ compensation departments.


Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Tax: Business
  • 10%Tax: Consumer
Focus Areas

Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Tax Law


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About Michael Faehner

Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.mfaehner.com/people/michael-faehner/


  • 2002 Tampa Bay Review’s 40 Under 40 for the Tampa Bay area
  • 2011 St. Petersburg Bar Foundations’ Rising Star for St. Petersburg

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Suncoast Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Pinellas County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • West Pasco Bar Association, Member
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising, Past Chairman
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Member
  • Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division, Past President, 1996-1998
  • Clearwater Bar Association, Past President, 2002-2003
  • FL Law Related Education Committee
  • Northern Division for the FL Bar, Dean
  • FL Bar’s Leadership Academy, Vice Chair
  • FL Bar 6A Grievance Committee, Former Chair
  • FL Bar Long Range Planning Committee
  • Florida Bar Student Education Student Admission Committee
  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 6th Judicial Circuit of the Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Governors, Boards President
  • 6th Judicial Circuit of the Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Governors, 1998-2003
  • Florida Bar Board of Governors, Executive Committee, 2003-2005
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Past President
  • United State Tax Court
  • United State Supreme Court
  • State courts in the state of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • University of Tampa
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation
  • Pinellas Education Foundation
  • Suncoast YMCA
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital Board Finance Committee
  • Board of Directors for Suncoast Hospice Foundation
  • Vice Chairman, Jolley Trolley Board of Clearwater
  • Voluntary Bar Association Committee of the Florida Bar, Past Chairman
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation, 2012-2014
  • Past President the University of Notre Dame Club of the Greater Tampa Bay Area, 1999-2003 and 2007-2012
  • Board of Directors of the Florida Bar Foundation

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida School of Law, LLM, Major: Taxation, 2005
  • Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance along with a Bachelors of Arts in History.  
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Office Location for Michael J. Faehner

600 Bypass Drive
Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-268-0249

Fax: 727-474-9949

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Last Updated: 1/12/2021

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