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Michele D. Morales

Michele D. Morales is a partner in the Orlando office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer. Ms. Morales focuses her practice in the areas of premises liability, governmental/municipality liability, nursing home defense litigation and labor and employment law.

Ms. Morales was born and raised in Florida.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in International Affairs and Religion from Florida State University in 1996.  Ms. Morales then earned her Juris Doctor in 2000 from the University of Florida while simultaneously earning a Master of Health Administration degree.  She began her practice in Miami, Florida for a state wide law firm where she became partner within 4 years.  At the time, she was the first Hispanic partner and the only female partner of the 100 member firm.  During her seven years at her prior firm, she traveled frequently between Miami, Tampa, and Orlando to represent clients in these jurisdictions.  Her practice areas focused primarily on nursing home litigation, medical malpractice, and general tort liability.  In that respect, she was able to hone her skills as a trial attorney addressing complex litigation including a working knowledge of medical issues that drive damages.  In 2007, Ms. Morales joined the Orlando office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood and Boyer.  There, she continued to develop her practice in the areas of premises and auto liability.  She has been a member of the Florida Bar, in good standing since 2000 and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts.

Extensive Experience in Tort, Litigation and Insurance Defense

Ms. Morales began her practice in civil defense litigation since her graduation from law school.  During that time, she has successfully defended in all areas of tort litigation including wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases from pre-suit to trial.  She has a reputation for delivering results for her clients on behalf of governmental entities, small companies, Fortune 500 corporations including the world's largest retailer.

Experience in Labor and Employment Law

Ms. Morales has experience representing employers and management in various types of employment discrimination actions, including race, gender, age, sexual harassment claims, and whistleblower actions.  Additionally, she has experience representing clients in wage and hour matters to successful resolution.  Ms. Morales frequently assists clients in developing and revising policies in accordance with applicable state and federal law.  

Professional Affiliations Bar Admissions:

  • Member of the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida;
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI).

Volunteer/Community Involvement

UCP of Central Florida, Board Member (3/2013 – present)

  • Member of the executive committee (2015 - present)
  • Chair of the Risk Community

Orlando Science Center – Winter Park, FL (2/2012- 2015)

  • Member of the Science of Wine Committee dedicated to promoting the Mission of Science Center 
  • Assisting to grow the event to the Science Center’s largest fundraiser in only three years

Kristi House Miami, FL. Board member (September 2005 – 2008)

  • Actively working on the board to provide support services to children who are the victims of sexual abuse;
  • Member of the Executive committee 2005 and 2008;
  • Member of the Nominating Committee (2006 – 2008);
  • Nominating Committee Chair 2008- present;
  • Recruiting and overseeing new board members;
  • Assisting in fundraising efforts by obtaining sponsors for various events.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami, FL (2003-2005)

  • Mentoring at risk teen aged boy by participating in weekend and after school activities


  • Faculty Lecturer for the NBI on damages in personal injury, Orlando, Florida (December 2016) 
  • Lecturer for Westminster Services Semi-Annual Corporate meeting addressing all areas of tort liability and risk management 2003 - present 
  • Denying the Workers’ Compensation Case Without Worry, Orlando, Florida (March 2013)
  • Faculty Lecturer for the NBI seminar on Auto Claims and Uninsured Motorists, Orlando Florida (2010)
  • Faculty Lecturer regarding investigation of claims, Orlando, Florida (December 2008);
  • Speaker FAHA end of the year conference, Orlando, Florida (2007);
  • Speaker FIFEC Conference on bad faith and SIU claims, (co-author of educational materials) Orlando, Florida (2007);
  • Faculty Lecturer on punitive damages case in products liability matter, (co-author of educational materials) Miami, Florida (2006);
  • Faculty Lecturer for the NBI seminar on nursing home negligence and punitive damages (author of educational materials), Miami, Florida (2006); Orlando, Florida (2005);
  • Faculty Lecturer for the NBI seminar on Federal Courts, West Palm Beach, Florida (2005);
  • Speaker at CSK’s annual firm seminar in multiple topics including premises liability and punitive damages (co-author of the educational materials);
  • Guest speaker at multiple client seminars on various topics of particular interest to the audience in all areas of tort liability.


Fluent in Spanish

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Contact: Orlando Office
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900
Orlando, Florida 32801
Telephone: (407) 872-6011
Facsimile: (407) 872-6012
E-mail: mmorales@qpwblaw.com

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Areas of Practice:

  • Automotive Liability
  • General Litigation
  • Governmental Liability Defense
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Labor and Employment
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Homes
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Malpractice Defense

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (2000) 
  • University of Florida, M.H.A. (2000) 
  • Florida State University, B.A. (1996) 
Bar Admissions Florida Languages: Spanish

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