Michael A. France

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Sarasota, Florida

France Litigation Group
Michael A. France
France Litigation Group

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Government Contracts; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2001

Education: Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

France Litigation Group

1515 Ringling Blvd.
Suite 800
Sarasota, FL 34236 Visit website


Michael A. France is an attorney at the law firm of France Litigation Group located in Sarasota, Florida. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of law and concentrates his practice on business and commercial litigation. In addition to taking on commercial trial and contractual dispute matters, he takes on cases involving construction, professional liability, foreclosures, landlord-tenant, lender bad faith suits and insurance coverage claims.

Graduating with dean’s list honors, Mr. France received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting from the Loyola University School of Business. He pursued law at the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law and graduated in the top 10% of his class, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1999 with a major in common and civil law.

While in law school, Mr. France was a member of the Loyola Law Review, where he also published his articles. He co-founded Loyola's Maritime Law Journal and volunteered at the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. He provides sound and knowledgeable counsel to his clients and is a tireless advocate for their rights.

Throughout his career, Mr. France earned much recognition and received many awards, including the Sarasota County Bar Association’s President’s Award and a “Very Good” rating on Avvo. He served as the chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Section and was an advising member of the Manatee Community College's Paralegal/Legal Assisting Program.

Mr. France is an active affiliate with the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Sarasota Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Florida and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits. He is also admitted to practice pro hac vice at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Government Contracts, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas

Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance, Landlord/Tenant

  • 50% Business Litigation
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10% Government Contracts
  • 10% Insurance Coverage
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 10% Real Estate: Consumer

First Admitted: 1999, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: https://www.mfrancelaw.com/attorney/michael-a-france/

  • Recipient, Loyola Martine Award for Top Performance in the field of Maritime and Admiralty
  • Recipient, Sarasota Bar Association’s President’s Award, 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • The Battle Over Late Fees: Will Late Paying Customers in Louisiana Be Able to Rise-Up Against The Business Who They Are Delinquent in Paying?, Loyola Law Review, 45 Loy. L. Rev. 171
  • Co-Founder, Maritime Law Journal, Loyola University School of Law
  • Published Member, Loyola Law Review, Loyola University School of Law
  • Guest speaker on issues involving insurance claims, and anti-lender litigation
  • Editor of Sarasota Bar Publication, The Docket, 2008-2009
  • Allocation and Trigger. Coverage in the Context of Long Tail Litigation, Presented at the Lorman Insurance Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, 1998 to 1999
  • Volunteer Tax Assistance Program
  • Advising Member of Manatee Community College's Paralegal/Legal Assisting Program
  • Officer of the Young Lawyers Division, 2004-2007
Educational Background:
  • Loyola University School of Business, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting, Honors: Dean's List, 1995
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Louisiana
  • Chair of the Commercial Litigation Section for the Sarasota Bar Association from 2007 and 2008
  • Sarasota Bar Association
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, pro hac vice
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, pro hac vice
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Florida

Office location for Michael A. France

1515 Ringling Blvd.
Suite 800
Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 941-953-3600


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023

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