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Michael C. Sasso

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Member
Location:
Winter Park, Florida
Phone:
407-644-7161
Fax:
407-629-6727
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For most of his 32 years of legal practice, Michael C. Sasso has devoted himself to general civil litigation with special emphasis on complex commercial litigation involving construction law and products liability.  He represents several municipalities in the Central Florida area in cases involving sophisticated HVAC systems and controls, centrifugal chillers, plumbing products, stucco and related building envelope components, Ozonization upgrades of water treatment plants and fire prevention systems.  His clients include electrical, mechanical and electronic security subcontractors.  He also has significant experience in banking and probate law.  In 2012, Governor Rick Scott appointed him to the Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifth District Court of Appeal.  The Judicial Nominating Commission is responsible for selection of nominees to fill judicial vacancies and investigation of each applicant for recommendations to the Governor.  He has been Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education since 2005.  Mr. Sasso is the past Chair of the Construction Law Board Certification Committee of the Florida Bar.  He is the past President of the Seminole County Bar Association and the Seminole Inn of Court. Mr. Sasso also represents the Orange County Public School System and Seminole County in construction related matters.  Since 1988, Mr. Sasso has been General Counsel to the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.  He has also served as Chairman of the American Arbitration Association’s Central and Northern Florida Advisory Council.   Mr. Sasso has earned the highest possible rating from his peers, AV, in the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

Areas of Practice

Admitted to Practice Law In

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

  • Colgate University, B.A. – 1976
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, J.D. 1983
    • Honors: Order of the Curia
    • Law Review: Member, 1981; Associate Editor, 1982
    • American Jurisprudence Book Awards for Highest Grades in Contracts, Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Agency and Partnership
    • Chase Achievement Scholarship as Top Academic Student
    • Rebecca Bloom Bettman and John G. Carlisle Fund Awards
    • Corpus Juris Secundum Award
  • Intern to The Honorable William O. Bertelsman, U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1982

Gubernatorial Appointments

  • Chair Elect, Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifth District Court of Appeal (2014 – 2015)
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifth District Court of Appeal (2012 – 2016)

Professional Memberships and Volunteer Activities

  • The Florida Bar
    • Chair, Construction Law Board Certification Committee (2010-2012)
    • Vice Chair, Construction Law Board Certification Committee (2009-2010)
    • Construction Law Board Certification Committee (2007-2013)
    • Chairman, Construction Law Board Certification Review Course Committee (2005-2007)
    • Chairman, Construction Law Committee (2003-2005)
    • Vice Chair, Construction Law Committee (2001-2003)
    • Executive Council, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section (2002-2010)
    • Liaison between Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section and Board of Legal Specialization and Education (2006-2008)
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Public Contract Law Section
    • Construction Industry Forum Committee
  • President, Seminole County Bar Association (2012 – 2013)
  • Board of Directors, Seminole County Bar Association (2009 – Present)
  • Board of Directors, Seminole County Legal Aid (2009 – Present)
  • President, Seminole Inn of Court, Inc. (2012 – 2013)
  • Board of Directors, Seminole Inn of Court, Inc. (2009 – Present)
  • Board of Directors, University of Florida, Gator Boosters
  • Advisory Council, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Board of Advisors (2010 – 2016)
  • Florida Bar, Construction Law Board Certification Committee, Chairman