Michal Meiler

Partner

Location: Miami, Florida

Phone: 305-577-3996 Fax: 305-577-3558 Email: mmeiler@vpm-legal.com
Michal Meiler

Michal Meiler, a partner in the firm was born in Israel and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the George Washington University in 2006.  Ms. Meiler received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010. During law school, Ms. Meiler served as the Article Selection Editor of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal and participated in the year long Criminal Justice Clinic. She also interned for the Honorable Judge John M. Facciola at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and was a summer associate at an internationally recognized law firm in DC. Ms. Meiler’s graduation honors include winning the Michael Feldman Advocacy Award and the Greenfield Trial Practice Award.

Upon graduation, Ms. Meiler worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami Dade County where she conducted over sixty-five trials, including homicide offenses. Ms. Meiler now focuses her trial practice in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, representing both individual and corporate policy holders. She is admitted to practice before the Florida Bar; the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is an active member of the American Association for Justice where she serves on the Membership Oversight Committee; the Florida Justice Association; the Miami-Dade Justice Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers; and the Spellman Hoeveler Inns of Court. Ms. Meiler is also a board member of the Tribe and participated in the 2015-2016 class of Leadership Miami through the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, 2010
    • Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Article Selection Editor, 2009 – 2010
  • B.A., The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, cum laude, 2006

Awards & Recognition

 

Speaking Engagements & Publications

  • American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Bad Faith Litigation Group/Insurance Law Section CLE Program; Jury Instructions, July 27-30, 2019
  • Florida Justice Association Annual Convention Advanced Trial Skills Seminar, Win your Case on Cross: Controlling Hostile Witnesses, June 2019
  • America Association for Justice Annual Convention, Leveraging Pre- and Post-Judgment Stipulations, July 5, 2018
  • National Business Institute, Auto Injury Litigation: The Ultimate Guide, December 7, 2017
  • National Business Institute, How to Protect the Insurance Claim File, November 14, 2017 
  • Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice, Use of Standard of Care Experts – No More Lawyers Giving “Closing Argument Testimony”, October 6, 2017 
  • Florida Justice Association, Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Instructor, August 3-5, 2017
  • Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, My First Voir Dire, February 28-March 3, 2017 

Memberships & Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice, Membership Oversight Committee
  • Florida Justice Association, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami, 2015-2016
  • Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Chair of the CLE Committee
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association
  • Spellman Hoeveler Inns of Court

Community Involvement

  • Chapman Partnership, Volunteer
  • Children’s Home Society
  • The Tribe, Chairwoman of the Board; Social Justice Chair; and Chair of monthly volunteer initiative at Miami Bridge

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
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