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Michael Fayard

Michael Fayard

Former Prosecutor in Florida and Hawaii. The Trial Lawyer You Can Count On!
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Divorce ...
  • Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky
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Reviewed by Mark Simonds March 24, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I worked closely with Mike over a 1 year period and am impressed with not only with his legal skills, but his strong character. He is the type of lawyer I would want fighting for me should a need arise; his court record in his states of licensure speaks for itself.
Reviewed by Michelle S. February 5, 2020
Very good attorney
I find that Micheal was very understanding and knowledgable. He did not promise anything and handled the case well. ..The case also ended well. Thank you ! I'm pleased to know you are practising in this area again. Good honest people are a gem in this world.
Reviewed by J. H. January 25, 2020
Micheal is an OUTSTANDING attorney!
Micheal is an OUTSTANDING attorney! He was very knowledgeable and understanding about our concerns and our claim. He jumped right on and helped us get our money back. He knows what hes doing and I have and will continue to recommend him to anyone! Even after our case was done, he called to make sure we were good and had no other issues. Wonderful and caring!! Great to see in an attorney!
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I am a former prosecutor in both Sarasota, Florida and Maui, Hawaii. I have prosecuted and defended some of the most serious crimes.

My focus is provided the highest caliber legal representation to all of my clients in contested legal matters. Your right to a trial by jury is a fundamental right if you have been injured in an accident, accused of a crime or suffered a wrong at the result of someone else's behavior. I differentiate my practice in that I routinely try cases before juries and courts.

I am authorized to practice in all state and federal courts for Florida, Kentucky, Colorado, and Hawaii. I am also regularly admitted to practice in other courts around the country in order to represent my clients. I also act as trial counsel and litigation support for other firms and lawyers throughout the country.

My jury trial experience includes successful representation for client in severe personal injury cases, including car accidents, Jones Act Maritime Cases, Truck Accidents, and general personal injuries; complex civil cases, including business litigation matters; family law cases, including divorce, custody, support and alimony; bankruptcies, both personal (Chapters 7 & 13), Business Reorganizations (Chapter 11), and Adversary Proceedings; and criminal cases, including serious felonies and sex crimes.

I have a proven history of seven figure verdicts and settlements for my injured clients, and excellent results for my criminal defense clients.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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    I accept personal injury cases on a contingent basis as set forth by the bar.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 52816
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The Florida Bar
ID Number: 50673
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Hawaii State Bar Association
ID Number: 10932
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Kentucky Bar Association
ID Number: 93460
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Fayard Law, PLLC
- Current
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Maui County
Personal Injury Attorney
Morgan & Morgan P.C.
Managing Attorney
Fayard Law, PLLC
Felony Line Attorney
State Attorney's Office - Florida
Managing Attorney
Fayard Law, PLLC
Stetson University College of Law
LL.M. (2010) | International Law
Honors: High Honors: International Litigation and Arbitration Honors: Advanced Legal Analysis; Advanced Legal Research; International Law; Advanced Legal Research Certificates: Westlaw; LexisNexis
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Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2007) | Law
Honors: Honors
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University of Cincinnati
B.A. (2005) | Economics
Activities: Army ROTC
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Client Reviewed: (5/5)
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Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence Selected: 2020 - 2021
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0050673
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Maui County Bar Association
- Current
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The Colorado Bar  # 52816
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Hawaii State Bar Association  # 10932
- Current
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Denver Bar Association
- Current
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Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life member
- Current
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Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
- Current
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Louisville Bar Association
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Sarasota County Bar Association
- Current
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Kentucky Bar Association  # 93460
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Articles & Publications
Sex Sting Cases in Florida
Michael Fayard
Speaking Engagements
Closing Arguments, Trial Skills, Sarasota
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Websites & Blogs
Fayard Law - HI
Fayard Law - FL
Fayard Law - FL Blog
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Legal Answers
25 Questions Answered
Q. Do I need a lawyer with me if the police want to question me about a crime
A: Absolutely. If you are suspected of any crime, then it is always better to have counsel. First, you are under no obligation to speak with the police. If they want to talk with you about a crime, chances are they don’t have enough evidence to charge you. Yet. Because if they did have enough evidence, then they would get a warrant and arrest you. Second, you can rarely, if ever, talk yourself out of an arrest, but you can certainly talk yourself into one!
Q. What would be the charge for getting a Emergency order citation
A: 127A-29 violations are generally misdemeanors with the maximum punishment of a $5000 fine and a year in jail. These charges also have the right to a jury trial. See for more info
Q. What is the code to a lawyer by entering the number associated with that particular attorney called
A: Do you mean bar number? If so, you can find that on the state bar association’s website (Hawaii is And then you can search by attorney name. Other states allow searching by different parameters.
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Contact & Map
Sarasota Office
434 S. Washington Blvd.
Suite 200
Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941) 306-1310
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: I offer Free Consultations for all cases
Honolulu Office
1050 Queen St.
Suite #100
Honolulu, HI 96814
Telephone: (808) 445-6708
Monday: 6 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 6 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 6 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 6 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 6 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Denver Office
1624 Market Street
Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 990-8585
Monday: 6 AM - 3 PM
Tuesday: 6 AM - 3 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 6 AM - 3 PM
Thursday: 6 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 6 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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