Michele Stephan is an attorney at mctlaw

Michele S. Stephan

Title: Partner
Office: Sarasota, FL

Michele is an attorney partner with mctlaw handling defective medical device cases in State and Federal Courts throughout the country.

Ms. Stephan has represented clients in civil litigation for over 25 years. Her experience includes litigating matters involving product liability/defective medical devices, mass torts, personal injury, nursing home negligence, federal civil rights litigation, international child abduction under The Hague Convention, and international matters involving civil theft and fraud. In addition to her trial experience, Ms. Stephan has handled appellate matters before the Second District Court of Appeals and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mediator in the areas of circuit civil and family.

Ms. Stephan has a longstanding commitment to helping low-income and indigent persons in need of legal services. She was awarded the 2017 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, the 2017 Florida Association for Women Lawyers “Leaders in the Law” award and has been featured by News Channel 9 as an “Everyday Hero” and Sarasota News Network’s “People You Should Know.” She has also been awarded the 2015 Distinguished Community Service Award from the Sarasota County Bar Association, 2015, 2014 and 2011 Service to the Community Award by Legal Aid of Manasota, the 2008 Member of the Year award from the Sarasota County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and was recognized by the Supreme Court of Florida in 2007 for outstanding pro-bono service.

She has also been committed to serving the legal profession and community. Ms. Stephan is a member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and a board member of the Sarasota County Bar Association. She is a past president of the Sarasota County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, a past Chair of the Sarasota County Bar Association Alternate Dispute Resolution Section, a past editor of the Sarasota County Bar Association legal newspaper “The Docket,” a Master Emeritus of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court and a member of the Florida Bar, the Sarasota County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.


  • The University of South Florida, College of Humanities
  • Stetson University College of Law


  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers


  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Central District of California


Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediators

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