Michael J. Schofield

Michael J. Schofield


Professional Experience:

Michael J. Schofield has a broad based civil litigation practice. He has experience in aviation matters, construction litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and disputes, products, and general liability matters. He is a Certified Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator in Florida, and Mediator and Arbitrator in Alabama. He also serves as a mediator, arbitrator, and neutral in ADR matters.

Mike is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit and Fifth Circuit, all U.S. District Courts for all districts in Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.

Mike earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1980 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983 with appellate advocacy honors. Mike also holds a Master’s degree in Theology (Apologetics) from Luther Rice University and Seminary.

In his spare time, Mike is an instrument rated private pilot and flies multi-engine and single-engine aircraft.

Michael J. Schofield is licensed to practice in Florida and Alabama.

  • AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • AVVO Rating, Superb
  • Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition, Vice President, 2017
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations, panel member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, invitation only
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, former Board Member, 1998-2003
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, charter member
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • International Air and Transportation Safety Bar Association, member
  • American Inns of Court, Pensacola chapter, member
  • Wind Insurance Network, Certified Umpire
  • Aviation Insurance Association, member
  • Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

Michael J. Schofield



Direct: 850.208.7062


Email Address:


Stephanie Gaherty

Legal Secretary

Tracy Torrez

Areas of Practice
  • Arbitration & Mediation
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Aviation & Transportation
    • Drone Law
  • Business & Banking
  • Employment
  • Aviation Transportation
  • Construction & Development
    • Construction & Litigation
    • Personal Injury & Products Liability
  • Litigation
    • Administrative
    • Arbitration & Mediation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Eminent Domain & Condemnation
    • Employment
    • Media Law
    • Personal Injury & Product Liability
    • Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate
    • Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates
    • Probate & Trust Litigation
  • Insurance Law


  • Mediator & Arbitrator


  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1983
  • M.A., Luther Rice University, 2013
  • University of Florida, 1980


Admittance to Practice
  • Florida State Courts
  • Florida First District Court of Appeal
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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