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Michael J. Trentalange

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

Trentalange & Kelley, P.A.
218 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-280-0026
Fax: 813-226-1081
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014, 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Attorney Profile

Mike Trentalange focuses his practice exclusively on medical malpractice and civil litigation. Throughout his 30 years of practicing law, Mr. Trentalange has helped hundreds of clients secure the compensation and benefits they needed following an injury or loss caused by another party's negligent, careless or reckless actions.

After graduating from the University of Florida in 1983, Mr. Trentalange served in the U.S. Army  before attending Stetson University College of Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1989, and he was admitted to the Florida Bar. Mr. Trentalange also holds a Master's Degree from Harvard Medical School. Mr. Trentalange established his own practice in 1993. He and his partner Elizabeth Kelley founded their current law firm in 2000.

Mr. Trentalange has been recognized as an expert in Civil Trial Law for decades and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a specialist in civil trial law. Mr. Trentalange is deeply committed to his practice, and he remains active in many professional legal organizations, including the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.

As a result of his success obtaining substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his clients, Mr. Trentalange is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his service and professionalism, including an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Along with practicing before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, Mr. Trentalange is admitted to practice before both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court as well as U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He is also admitted to practice in Washington, D.C.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014, 2017 - 2022

About Michael J. Trentalange

First Admitted: 1990, Florida

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  • Rated "AV" — preeminent — by his peers and Martindale Hubbell Law Directory since 1998
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers since 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Florida
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association, Member
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Florida Justice Association, Member
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Courts for the Middle Districts of Florida
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar 


  • $41 million verdict for Plaintiffs in wrongful birth case tried in Hillsborough County, Florida (Wasden v. Abdel Aziz). , 2018

Educational Background

  • Master of Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, 2018
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1983
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Office Location for Michael J. Trentalange

218 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone: 813-280-0026

Fax: 813-226-1081

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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