Blank Rome LLP


Michelle Gervais advises high-profile individuals, athletes, and celebrities, as well as businesses and financial institutions, in the areas of sports, entertainment, matrimonial and domestic relations, commercial and business litigation, and consumer finance involving:

Sports, Entertainment, & Matrimonial Law

• Collaborative and litigate dissolutions of marriage and domestic violence, paternity, custody, support, and modification

• Pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements,

• International kidnapping, jurisdictional disputes, and relocation

• Contract negotiation and litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of Fair Labor Standards Act, and Florida Whistleblower Act 

Commercial, Real Estate & Business Litigation

• Dissolutions, fraud, misrepresentation, and civil conspiracy

• Violation of non-competes, trade secrets

• Contract negotiation/litigation

• Insurance disputes, violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices and Whistleblower’s Acts

Consumer Finance

• Represents financial institutions in contested foreclosures, quiet title, TILA, RESPA, FDUTPA, FCCPA, TCPA, title and lien priority disputes, and eminent domain


• 2018 Blank Rome Office co-recipient for top Pro Bono Hours in Firm

• Hillsborough County Pro Bono Recognition for Service 2016

• “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers 2009-2011; 2014

• 2013 Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 and “Rising Star” by Daily Business Journal Inaugural Edition

• 2013, “Future Star” in Florida, listed by Benchmark Litigation

• 2013, Commendation from Dade County Bar for long-term dedication to pro bono

• 2011 Florida’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in Business Litigation from American Registry

• 2007, Dade County Bar Domestic Violence Award

• 2005 Board Member of the Year—Drug Free Youth in Town

• 2000–2001, 2004–2006 Dade County Bar Recognition for Service Award



• 2018–2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four Tampa Bay Local Advisory Committee

• Women in Sports and Events (“WISE”) Tampa Bay Executive Board and Director; VP Communications

• Sports Lawyers Association; Central Florida Outreach Captain 2017–present

• EspnW’s “Women in Leadership” Committee 2017 & 2018

• Sports Club of Tampa Bay;

• Dade County Bar; prior Visiting Committee and Chair of Family Courts Committee; 2015 Dade Legal Aid Advisory Board

• 2013 Miami-Dade Pro Bono Round Table Committee member and facilitator

• Hillsborough County Bar

• Next Generation of Divorce and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

• Court-Appointed Guardian Ad Litem for children involved in domestic violence and custody disputes

• University of Miami Law School Alumni

Select Charitable/Civic

• AdventHealth Tampa Foundation Board of Trustees 2016–present • AdventHealth Tampa 2017 Co-Chair for inaugural Fashion for Hope showcasing breast cancer survivors benefiting the Kay Meyer Breast Care Center; 2019 Co-Chair wherein over $100,000 was raised for women who cannot afford mammograms along with other medical equipment

• AdventHealth Tampa’s Women of Influence Executive Board 2017–2018

• Georgette’s Holiday Fashion Show committee 2017 benefiting St. Joseph’s Hospital

• 2004-2006 Board Member, Children’s Psychiatric Center, Inc.

• 2004-2006 Vice-President and President-Elect, Drug Free Youth in Town

• Represented Holocaust survivors to collect foreign settlements

• 2013-2015 supervised attorneys representing indigent immigrant children through deportation and dependency proceedings.


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