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Orlando's Best Lawyers

When you need an attorney, you want someone with a strong reputation and a proven track record. The annual Best Lawyers® list provides the names of Orlando-area attorneys recommended by their colleagues. A national attorney evaluation firm, BL Rankings, LLC, conducted an extensive peer-review survey asking established local lawyers to name top practitioners in their particular fields. The 2019 list contains more than 400 lawyers They are listed alphabetically by specialty area.

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This list is excerpted from the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the pre-eminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. Published since 1983, Best Lawyers lists attorneys in 140 specialties, representing all 50 states, who have been chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 6.2 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

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Michael C. Maher

271 West Canton Avenue, Suite One, P.O. Box 2209 Winter Park, FL 32790
Category: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs


The Maher Law Firm is a truly unique, family-run firm that was founded more than 50 years ago in Orlando by Michael C. Maher, the leader of the trial team that negotiated a settlement of
$11.3 billion in a lawsuit brought by the State of Florida v. Big Tobacco. We have won awards such as Best Lawyers in America and Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year and are members of The American Board of Trial Advocates, Top 40 Under 40 and Florida Super Lawyers.


The Maher Law Firm, located in Winter Park, is a tight-knit team, working together on every case so our clients are not limited to one attorney or staff member. Within our ranks, we have legal writers who have overpowered the top defense firms, attorneys with the technical and scientific expertise necessary to develop and try the most complicated pharmaceutical and medical malpractice cases, and trial lawyers who have won many multimillion-dollar verdicts in medical malpractice, product liability, patent infringement, auto, birth injury, premises liability and negligent security cases. We are also proud to have worked on national defective drug trial cases, served on federal multidistrict litigation leadership committees and been selected to national trial teams in some of the country’s biggest cases.


The Maher Law Firm specializes in cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, class litigation, dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and more. The firm has the resources, systems and people in place to turn what could be low-value cases into giant verdicts for clients—and referring attorneys. We are passionate about getting maximum value for each and every case, regardless of how big or small.