Michael D. Eriksen

Serving nearby areas by Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida

One of Florida’s leading general trial and personal injury attorneys, Michael D. Eriksen is a board-certified civil trial lawyer. Of counsel at Romano Law Group, he specializes in product liability, cruise line and general negligence cases.
 

Michael served on the original Claimants Committee for the A. H. Robins (Dalkon Shield) bankruptcy litigation and on the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Copper-7 IUD Steering Committee. He is also a charter member of the AAJ Inadequate Security Litigation Group and has been lead counsel in class actions on behalf of purchasers of fleets of defective automobiles. Michael has successfully prosecuted numerous other cases involving post-crash fires in heavy trucks, defective aircraft and automotive components, cruise-related injuries and assaults, and construction accident injuries.

Michael received his B.S.F.S. in international economic affairs from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. As a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, he also served with various infantry units from 1972 to 1976 and as non-lawyer trial counsel prosecuting special courts martial at the Second Marine Division, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.

EDUCATION

  • B.S.F.S. in international economic affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1972
  • J.D., University of Florida, 1980

BAR ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1981
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1983
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1988
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

NOTABLE CASES

  • Nadeau v. Carnival Cruise Lines, 634 So2d 649 (Fla 4th DCA 1994)
  • Adams v. G.D. Searle, 576 So2d 728 (Fla 2nd DCA 1991)
  • Martin v. Venice Hospital, 603 So2d 1377 (Fla 2nd DCA 1992)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & LEADERSHIP ROLES

  • American Association of Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association, Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • University of Florida Law Review, research editor (Delta Phi Epsilon), 1980
  • USMC, lieutenant, platoon leader, 1972-1977
  • USMCR, captain

PUBLICATIONS 

  • “Product Liability Litigation – The Trial Brief and the Litigation Notebook (Getting the Edge)” Co-author, Personal Injury Desk Book, 1985

Call the Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 to arrange your consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.