Michael J. CarmonaPartner
Michael J. Carmona is a partner at Friedland | Carmona. Mr. Carmona was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he attended Christopher Columbus High School. Mr. Carmona then attended the University of Florida and received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and minors in Entrepreneurship and Communication Studies. While at the University of Florida he was on the Dean’s List for 5 semesters and interned at the prestigious Morgan Stanley financial institution. Mr. Carmona was also a recipient of the Gator Club of Miami Scholarship, Bright Future’s Academic Scholarship and an invited member to the Collegiate Leadership Academy and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
Mr. Carmona then pursued his legal education at the University of Miami School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree. While at the University of Miami School of Law Mr. Carmona received training in the distinguished litigation skills program, was Chairperson of First Book with the H.O.P.E. project and co-founded and was treasurer of the Labor & Employment Law Association. During law school Mr. Carmona was a law clerk with an insurance defense firm where he assisted lawyers defend personal injury victims on behalf of insurance companies. It was during this position where Mr. Carmona had the unique experience to see how insurance companies make decisions and handle personal injury victims. The following summer Mr. Carmona decided to follow his passion by helping victims of personal injury accidents and was hired as a law clerk with Friedland | Carmona. Mr. Carmona’s hard work and determination earned him a partner position with Friedland | Carmona where he primarily represents victims of personal injury accidents against insurance companies.
Mr. Carmona is licensed to practice law in all circuit and county courts throughout Florida. He is also authorized to practice in federal court in the Southern District of Florida.
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2010
Co-Founder and Treasurer, Labor & Employment Law Association;
Litigation Skills Program;
Ambassador, University of Miami School of Law;
Chairperson, First Book;
B.S. in Finance, University of Florida, 2007
Minors in Communication Studies and Entrepeneurship, University of Florida, 2007
Dean’s List (5 semesters);
Gator Club of Miami Scholar;
Bright Future’s Academic Scholar;
Collegiate Leadership Academy;
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
Community Service Chair, Hispanic Student Business Association, 2006;
International Business Society, 2003-2006
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2010
Florida Justice Association
Member Since: 2010
Cuban American Bar Association
Member Since: 2008
Member Since: 2010
Languages: English and Spanish
Community service with the Kiwanis of Little Havana, golf, running, soccer, flag football.