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Michael J. Corso is Board Certified (by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy) in Civil Trial Law and Business Litigation. He is the past chair of the Tort and Insurance Litigation practice area. Mike’s civil trial practice area is heavily involved in the defense of non-medical professionals, including lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers and surveyors, copyright/trademark infringement, product liability, and more general tort defense matters in litigation.

Mike frequently writes and speaks on issues regarding the defense of non-medical professionals, law firm risk management matters, and drones to members of the public as well as to bar associations, attorneys, accountants, architects, and engineers. His most recent articles were published by AIA Trust (“An Architect’s Guide to Using Drones“) and by Thomson Reuters Practical LawTM (“Florida Drone Laws: Overview”). In addition, he has appeared throughout the United States in programs sponsored by professional associations, bar associations, clients and educational institutions.

Mike has received much recognition throughout his career, including 2022 “Engineer of the Year” (Florida Engineering Society, Calusa Chapter), 2022 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award as the “Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year, Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Award (Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics & Astronautics, 2011), Florida Defense Lawyers Association President’s Award, and Defense Research Institute‘s Exceptional Performance Citation. In addition, his outstanding work in the professional malpractice defense field has resulted in Mike being honored by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine every year since 2007 and named to the Top 100 list of lawyers in Florida (2019-2022). Naples Illustrated also named Mike a “Top Lawyer” in legal malpractice law and product liability litigation (2018-2022). Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite® (2009-2012, 2016-2017, 2022) and Best Lawyers in America (2012-2023) have also honored him.

As the need for structural engineering in Florida continues to grow, it is essential to stay up to date on the current legal and engineering requirements for buildings and condominiums. This blog post will explore the legal perspective and engineering requirements for buildings and condominiums in Florida.

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