About Michael J. Kohl

Mediation goals extend beyond merely achieving satisfactory
results. He aims as well to enhance clients’ satisfaction with their attorneys. His unique vision of mediation results in clients who are pleased with their settlements — and with their attorneys!

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1987. I then went on to receive my Juris Doctor degree in 1991, also at the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida College of Law, I was a Teaching Fellow and interned for the State Attorney’s Office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida. I was also a member of the Attorney General Staff for the University of Florida Student Honor Court.

I was employed as a law clerk with several firms: Rumrell and Johnson, PA in Jacksonville; Stripling and Mc Michael, PA in Gainesville; and Chandler, Gray, Lang and Haswell, PA in Gainesville. I also have experience with a publisher, Gleim Publications, Inc., where I acquired superior proofreading and editing skills. I began working at Beltz and Ruth, PA in 1992. During the eighteen (18) years with the firm, I primarily worked on complex malpractice, nursing home, products and motor vehicle cases. However, I also enjoyed the exposure to other areas of law such as contract, consumer and employment.

I have handled trials and arbitrations as lead attorney. I have assisted colleagues with numerous cases tried by the firm during my career. I have a vast amount of medical knowledge, including knowledge of medical devices and drugs. I’m a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

I am a member of the Florida Bar and the Minnesota State Bar Association. I am admitted to practice before all Florida and Minnesota state courts and the Federal Middle District Court of Florida and the Federal Southern District Court of Florida.

As a talented billiards player, I enjoy competing in billiards tournaments. I also own Miniature Dachshunds and enjoy fishing in my spare time.