Robert “Bo” Michael is a graduate of St. Petersburg High School and received his undergraduate degree from Stetson University in Sociology and History. He graduated from the University of South Carolina where he was a recipient of the Strom Thurmond law school scholarship. He is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, and a past member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. He is also admitted in all Florida and Georgia State Courts.
Bo practiced in the litigation department of a large firm in Tampa. During his thirty-one years as an attorney he has acquired extensive experience in both civil and criminal litigation. He was one of the first attorneys in the state of Florida to become involved in the silicone implant class action litigation. He served as a public defender in Hillsborough County. He also served as an Assistant Attorney General under Governor Charlie Crist. He has extensive experience representing those who have suffered serious injuries in automobile accidents. He has helped many individuals who have been terminated from their place of employment or threatened with termination. He has handled hundreds of appeals for those seeking unemployment benefits as well as many phone hearings for contested unemployment benefits. He has had multiple personal injury settlements in excess of a million dollars. He has been on the local evening news on multiple occasions featuring cases he has handled.
He is a native of Tampa Bay and is also a member of numerous civic organizations, and has helped the Leukemia society and All Childrens Hospital.