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 medical malpractice and civil litigation. Throughout his 29+ 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

Selections

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/

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

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, 1998

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 

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $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

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Last Updated: 8/31/2019

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