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Michele L. Stocker is Co-Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practice and is a commercial litigator with a broad range of experience representing clients in the financial services industry including regional and national banks, loan servicers, consumer finance companies, mortgage bankers, credit card issuers, debt buyers and third-party debt collectors.


  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Contested mortgage foreclosures
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Truth in Lending Act and Regulation Z
  • Mortgage loan origination and loan servicing issues
  • Unfair and deceptive trade practices
  • Consumer fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Predatory lending
  • Force-placed insurance
  • Class action defense


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Litigation: General Commercial, 2022-2023
  • Selected, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2023
  • Recipient, ONYX Magazine, Women on the Move Award, 2021
  • Recipient, South Florida Business & Wealth, Prestigious Women Award, 2021
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024
    • Commercial Litigation, 2013-2024
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2023-2024
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2015-2023
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2014-2016, 2021
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Influential Business Women of 2016
  • Listed, Legacy magazine, "South Florida's Most Prominent and Influential Women in Business and Industry," 2015 
  • Recipient, "Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award," National Diversity Council, 2015
  • Honoree, "100 Outstanding Women of Broward County," Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, 2014
  • Recipient, "2013 Top Hat Salute to Women of Achievement Award'" Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 9, 2013
  • Featured, The Diversity Journal's "11th Annual Women Worth Watching Issue, 2013," September/October 2012
  • Listed, Florida Trend magazine, "Legal Elite," Commercial Litigation, 2012
  • Recipient, "2012 Glass Ceiling Award," The Florida Women's Conference - National Diversity Council, March 2012
  • Recipient, "Love For Literacy Gala Honoree," Love for Literacy Gala, Crockett Foundation Inc., March 2012
  • Listed, Business Leader magazine "South Florida's Women Extraordinaire," 2011
  • Listed, "South Florida's 100 Most Accomplished Black's in Law," ICABA, 2009
  • Profiled, Who's Who in Black South Florida, "South Florida's Most Influential," 2007
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Chair, Pine Crest School - Fort Lauderdale, Board of Trustees
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee
  • Board Member, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale - Nova SouthEastern University, Board of Governors, 2013-2022
  • Board Member, Children's Home Society of Florida, Intercoastal Division, 2007-2016
  • Member, Orange Bowl Committee
  • Board Member, Crockett Foundation
  • Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Compliance Chair, American Collectors International, State of Florida, 2005-2010


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., cum laude, Princeton University, 1987
  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida