Mediator's Profile


Michael Freed

Business Name: Gunster

Mike Freed is a trial lawyer with a wealth of experience in the courtroom and arbitrations, administrative proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution. As an attorney, board certified in business litigation, his practice spans a wide range of substantive legal disciplines and specialized industries including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Hospitality
  • Labor and employment
  • Construction
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Receiverships

Mike serves as counsel for a variety of companies, with regular involvement in:

  • Personnel matters
  • Labor relations
  • Contract negotiations
  • Insurance, risk analysis and strategic planning

Mike has appeared on national and local television and radio programs including The Today Show, 20/20, Good Morning America and National Public Radio. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education presentations on various substantive legal topics and professional ethics. He also has been published, both inside and outside of the legal community, regarding a variety of subjects.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Jacksonville University, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Edward Waters College, Honorary Doctorate of Law

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1995
  • Florida Board Certified in Business Litigation, 2015
  • Washington, D.C., 1995
  • Maryland, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District, Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colombia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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