Michael L. Smith


Michael Smith is an attorney and is board certified in health law by The Florida Bar. He represents physicians and other health care providers in  business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative health law matters. His practice includes the defense of professional licenses, defense of Medicare and Medicaid audits and investigations, preparation and negotiation of contracts, representation in the sale or purchase of physician practices, legal opinions on complex health care transactions, and a myriad of other health care legal issues, including business, corporate, transactional, regulatory and administrative work. His clients include physicians, nurses, dentists, independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs), durable medical equipment (DME) companies, home health agencies, temporary nursing agencies, nursing homes, medical staffing companies, medical clinics, and other health care providers.

Mr. Smith began his law career in Tampa, Florida, practicing in the area of insurance defense. He later formed his own firm where he represented corporations and individuals in a variety of legal matters including business, corporate, transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Smith received his bachelor of science from Nova Southeastern University and his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. While at Stetson University College of Law, he received a William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award and Civil Governmental Law Clinic Certificate of Merit. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Mr. Smith has been a registered respiratory therapist since 1981, and still maintains an active license in Florida as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. He is a member of:

  • The American Association of Respiratory Care; and
  • The Florida Society of Respiratory Care.

Mr. Smith has also served on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida, Inc., from 2003 through 2009, and the Executive Committee from 2006 through 2009.