Meet Attorney Michael Reese

Michael Reese

My legal career began over 26 years ago as an Assistant State Attorney, prosecuting criminals in all manners of offenses, from petty crimes to capital homicides. Eventually reaching the position of supervising prosecutor of the Economic Crime, white collar, and elderly exploitation division, I relished the opportunity to obtain justice for the helpless and the defenseless in the community. I honed my advocacy skills through the next decade, representing individuals in numerous areas of law and an expanded list of venues.

As a partner in a large national firm focused on representing injured and disabled individuals, I then took over the Social Security Disability Department. I saw firsthand that, from coast to coast of our great country, the disabled were some of the most underrepresented and vulnerable citizens, struggling to secure the benefits that they had spent their working lives earning, only to encounter a system that was so complex, so difficult to navigate that they had little hope of securing benefits, even when the evidence was strongly supporting their claims. I set out to put the most experienced, skilled advocates on their cases, matching and surpassing whatever the Government could do to deny their claims.

The plan was successful. Awards of disability benefits increased. When faced with strategic, organized case presentations, the government no longer had a defenseless applicant in front of them. Claims and benefits that would have otherwise been denied were approved.

Today, tens of thousands of clients later, I am proud to say that we represent disability claimants in every state nationwide. Our process for developing and preparing our client's cases affords them the greatest chance at success in a highly complex process.

We employ procedures beyond what many representatives provide to ensure that everything possible has been done to achieve a successful outcome. Every case and every client is personal to us at Reese Legal. We will be prepared. We will have the best personnel and will not stop until justice has been done.

Your rights matter, and I am here to fight for them.


  • FL- Florida Bar Member in Good Standing (1997- Present)


  • St. Thomas University School of Law- Juris Doctor (1997)

  • University of South Florida- Bachelor of Arts (1994)

  • University of Florida- AA (1993)


  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, WC- Morgan & Morgan (2011)

  • Super Lawyers, 2009-2012, Rising Star

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner- Reese Legal (2016-Present)

  • President - Guardian Disability Group (2021 - Present)

  • President & CEO - The Disability Champions, LLC (2016-2021)

  • Managing Attorney, Social Security & Veterans Affairs- Morgan & Morgan (2003-2016)

  • Associate Attorney, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, and Holt.  (2000-2003)

  • Assistant State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida (1997-2000)

Professional Associations

  • Florida Bar Civil Trial Section

  • Florida Bar Criminal Law Section

  • Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (2013- Present)

  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates (2013-Present)

  • Florida Workers' Advocates (2003-Present)

  • Florida Workers' Advocates Board of Directors (2009-2012)

  • Calusa Inns of Court, Associate & Barrister Member