Michael C. Siboni has been a trial lawyer since 1981. He is a founding shareholder of Siboni, Buchanan & McLean, a litigation firm located in Ocala, Florida. He has focused his practice on complex litigation in the areas of aviation, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, commercial transactions, insurance and equine law in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Siboni is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit and County Civil Mediator. Additionally, he is a Federal Court Mediator and Supreme Court qualified as an Arbitrator.
His significant experience litigating civil matters instills confidence in his clients during the mediation process. As such, Mr. Siboni has earned the reputation as an effective and skillful mediator who has been selected as a neutral by the most prestigious law firms throughout the State of Florida as well as nationally. He employs a combination of facilitative and evaluative mediation, supplemented by his 31 years experience as a litigator. His background, experience and skill make him a highly effective mediator with a solid record of resolving disputes. Representative cases include:
Mr. Siboni maintains an “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest attorney rating as voted by peers in the legal community for an attorney with very high to preeminent legal ability and ethical standards and has gained inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Since its inception in 2006 through 2012, Thomson Reuters has recognized him as a Florida “Super Lawyer” ranking him in the top 5% of his peers. Additionally, he was selected as a Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States who have exhibited accomplishment in litigation and trial work, and have superior ethical reputations. Fellowship in the LCA is limited and by invitation only and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
He has lectured and authored materials in the area of product liability, litigation and equine law. Mr. Siboni is Board Certified in Aviation Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He graduated from Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University) in Miami, Florida magna cum laude and completed his legal training at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where he earned inclusion on the Dean’s List. Mr. Siboni is currently enrolled in the prestigious Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, where he is a candidate for the Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) with a concentration in mediation and arbitration. Expected graduation date is Spring, 2013.
Mr. Siboni is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida.
Professional memberships include: The Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Marion County Bar Association, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, D.R. Smith Inns of Court, Co-Founder, American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution (LCA).