Michael J. Trentalange

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tampa, FL

Trentalange & Kelley PA
 | 218 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: 813-280-0026
Fax: 813-226-1081
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Mike Trentalange focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury law and civil litigation. Throughout his 28+ years of practicing law, Mr. Trentalange has helped hundreds of clients secure the compensation and benefits they need 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.

Certified by both the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education as well as 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 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (90%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2014, 2017 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Michael Trentalange

Admitted: 1990, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.trentalange.com/attorneys/michael-j-trentalange/


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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1983
  • Master of Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, 2018
  • University of Florida’s Army ROTC program, Distinguished Military Graduate
  • Cardinal Mooney High School, Sarasota
Office Location for Michael J. Trentalange

218 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33609

Phone: 813-280-0026

Fax: 813-226-1081

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Last Updated: 9/20/2018

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