Michael A. Cassel

(954) 589-5504

Michael A. Cassel, LL.M., is the managing partner and co-founder of Cassel & Cassel, P.A., where he represents policyholders throughout the state of Florida in first party property insurance claims.  Michael is licensed by the Florida Bar as well as in the Southern, Middle, and Northern Federal Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and has argued before the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation.  He has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  He has also been named a Florida Super Lawyer for the last two years by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine and a Rising Star for the prior six consecutive years, was named as one of South Florida Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for 2020, and one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Professionals of South Florida for 2022.  Michael regularly publishes blogs on newly released case law pertaining to first party property insurance claims and has become a regular on the lecture circuit presenting on topics such as building code compliance, ordinance and law coverage, bad faith litigation, technology in claims adjustment, and providing updates on case law and legislative changes.  He obtained his Masters of Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut in 2023.

Mr. Cassel began his career defending insurance carriers in both State and Federal Court where he concentrated on first and third-party commercial and residential insurance claims with a focus on coverage, liability, and bad faith issues.  While representing carriers, he instructed courses on claims adjustment practices as well as deposition skills for insurance adjusters, corporate representatives, and expert witnesses.  Mr. Cassel has since taken the knowledge and experience obtained in defending and instructing insurance companies and utilized it in the representation of policyholders throughout the State of Florida.

Admission to Practice

  • Florida
  • U.S District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 
  • Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation


  • LL.M. - Insurance Law, University of Connecticut
  • J.D., Florida International University College of Law
  • B.A., Muhlenberg College


  • Children's Bereavement Center
    • Member - Board of Directors (2024 to present)
  • Windstorm Insurance Network
    • Member - Board of Directors (2021 to 2024)
    • Member - Conference Committee (2019)
  • Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
    • Member - Board of Directors (2019 - 2021)
    • Alumnus - Leadership Hollywood 43
  • ​Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
    • Associate Member

​Licenses and Certifications

  • Approved Instructor – Adjuster Law, Policy, and Ethics

Awards and Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
    • 2023-2024 Super Lawyer
    • ​2017-2022 Rising Star
  • 2022 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Professionals of South Florida
  • 2020 South Florida Business Journal's 40 Under 40
  • 2020 Rising Star, Young Leader Award - Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020-2021 Top Lawyer: Insurance Law - Fort Lauderdale Illustrated 
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell 

​Speaking Engagements

​Blogs and Publications

Oral Arguments

Representative Cases

  • Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Jimaca Investments, LLC, 2024 WL 705907 (Fla. 3d DCA 2024) (Per Curium Affirmed)
  • Vazquez v. Citizens Prop. Ins. Corp., 304 So. 3d 1280 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020) (Motion for Clarification Granted)

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