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Michael Patrick Kaney is an Associate in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation and Appellate practice groups.

Michael’s practice focuses on complex business, construction, and administrative litigation matters. While in law school, Michael was President of the Florida State University Moot Court and Staff Editor of the Florida State University Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a summer associate in the firm’s Orlando and Tallahassee offices.


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
    • Florida State University Law Review, Staff Editor
    • Moot Court
      • President, 2017-2018
      • Secretary, 2016-2017
      • Charleston Nat’l Constitutional Law Competition: Finalist & Professionalism Award
      • Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Competition: Best Petitioner’s Brief
      • Nat Stern Award: Outstanding Contributions to FSU Moot Court, 2017
      • Moot Court Coach, April 2018-June 2018
    • Book Awards: Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Family Law, Employment Law
    • Florida State University Supreme Court, Justice 2017-2018
    • Academic Leadership Award, April 2018
    • Katzentine-Simon Scholarship, May 2017 and May 2018
  • Florida State University, B.S., International Affairs and Political Science, magna cum laude, 2014
    • Florida State University Honors Program
    • Florida State University Honors Legal Scholars

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Amos P. Godby H.S. Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach, 2013-2018
  • First District Court of Appeals Inns of Court

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Practice Areas