MEMBER PROFILE: Michael J. Schofield

Michael J. Schofield
Clark Partington, Attorneys at Law
125 West Romana Street, Suite 800
Pensacola, FL 32502

Tel: (850) 434-8141
Fax: (850) 432-7340

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Calendar Last Updated: 26 Jun 17


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ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Arbitration (Construction)
Insurance Umpire


FL Certification Qualifications:
County Court Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
1, 14

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Michael J. Schofield has experience in settling the following types of case:
Business Dissolution
Class Actions
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death

Biographical Notes:


Michael J. Schofield has over 34 years experience in litigation in complex tort matters, products, liability, aviation, medical malpractice, medical malpractice, insurance coverage and bad faith claims. He began his career at Kimbrell & Hamann in Miami, Florida in 1983. He returned to North Florida in 1989 and shortly thereafter established his own firm that grew to eight lawyers, four paralegals, and total staff of over twenty employees. Mr. Schofield is now in practice at one of Pensacola's most prestigious firms, Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse. Mr. Schofield has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and has tried cases ranging from simple tort claims to aviation crash claims, and currently litigates and mediates.

Mr. Schofield has written articles for Florida's Trial Advocate Quarterly, Law Seminars, Inc., and other publications both in Alabama and Florida. He has provided seminar speeches to various groups, and served on numerous boards and committees, including the Florida Bar Committee on Aviation at its inception. Mr. Schofield is a past or current member of ATLA, Florida Trial Lawyers Association, Alabama Trial Lawyers, DRI, International Association of Defense Counsel (invitation only), and other groups. He obtained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating of AV, signifying excellence in his field and the highest of ethical standards. Past clients included individuals, corporations, airlines, fixed-base operators (FBO's), pilots, air crew members, construction companies, manufacturers, and sales and distribution companies.

Mr. Schofield is licensed to practice law in Florida and Alabama is also a Circuit Court Certified Mediator and an Alabama Roster Mediator. His mediation career began actively in 2003, and has now mediated over 400 cases. He has been involved in mediating under the Florida Hurricane mediation program in residential and commercial matters, and with the Florida State Department of Financial Services.

Mr. Schofield is a member in good standing in all courts in the State of Florida and State of Alabama, all Florida Federal District Courts, all Alabama Federal District Courts,  and the Eleventh Circuit and Fifth Circuit US Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Schofield attends arbitration training courses on a regular basis. He is a Rostered Arbitrator in Alabama, under the auspices of the Alabama Dispute Resolution Center. He regularly attends the Dispute Resolution Center's annual convention to continue his mediation and arbitration training and a current member of various professional mediation and alternative dispute organizations. Mr. Schofield currently mediates, serves as arbitrator, and serves as umpire in appraisal claims while maintaining an active legal practice.

Mr. Schofield mediates throughout the state.

Destin Office:
4100 Legendary Drive Suite 200
Destin, Florida 32541

Santa Rosa Beach Office:
1701 E. County HWY 30 A, Suite 201-C 
Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459

Tallahassee Office:
106 E. College Avenue, Suite 600
Tallahassee FL 32301


  • University of Florida (B.S., 1980)
  • University of Florida (J.D., 1983)



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Member, Committee on Aviation Law, 1985-1986, 2004-present; 
  • Member, Construction Law Committee, 2007 
  • Florida Bar (1983)
  • Alabama State Bar (1993)
  • American Bar Association - Torts and Insurance Practice Section
    - Former Member ABA Committee on Aviation Law
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (Panel Attorney)
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
    - (Past Chairman, Legislation Committee and Committee on Auto/Transportation,
    Board Liason for both, Board of Directors 1997 - 2003)
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • A.E. Rho National Honorary Broadcasting Society
  • I.A.D.C. (International Association of Defense Counsel-invitation only membership)
  • Member, Med Marc Product Liability Network
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Appellate Advocacy Advanced Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV rated


Rates: $290.00 per hour, split between the parties.

Payment: Pre-payment required by pro se parties.

Cancellation Policy: No cancellation fee.

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