Michael Ufferman

Work Experience

Michael Ufferman Law Firm, Tallahassee, Florida
     (2004 - present)

Robert Augustus Harper Law Firm, Tallahassee, Florida
     (2002 - 2004)

Supreme Court of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Staff Attorney for Justice Major B. Harding
     (1997 - 2002)

Honors & Distinctions

- Board Certified in Criminal Appeals by The Florida Bar
- "Florida Super Lawyers" 2013 to present
- Selected in 2010 as a "Legal Elite" in the area of appellate
   practice by Florida Trend magazine
- Received the 2009, 2012 Florida Association of Criminal Defense
  Lawyers President's Extra Mile Award
- Received the 2010 Gene Taylor Memorial Award – the annual
  award given by the Tallahassee Chapter of the Florida
  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
- Received the 2010 Florida Association of Criminal Defense
  Lawyers President's Appreciation Award
- Recognized by the top legal guide The Best Lawyers in America
  in the area of Appellate Law (2007 - present)
- AV® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
  An AV® certification mark is a significant rating
  accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's
  peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional
  excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10
  years or more to receive an AV® rating.
- Member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel, Northern District
  of Florida


Criminal Case Law Update, “Hot Topics in Appellate Practice 2011” seminar presented by the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, Jacksonville, March 2011.

Graham on Appeal, “Litigating Graham in Florida” seminar presented by the Juvenile Life Without Parole Defense Resource Center, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, December 2010 (presented with Bryan Gowdy and Andrew Stanton)

Preserving Jury Selection Issues For Appeal, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Annual Meeting, Orlando June 2010 (presented with D. Todd Doss and James T. Miller)

"Post-Decision Action," The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, Monthly Appellate CLE Teleconference March 2010 (presented with Susan Fox and Wendy S. Loquasto)

"Postconviction Remedies," Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Showcase on Sentencing, Sandestin November 2009

“Ethical Issues in Criminal Appellate Practice,” The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, Tallahassee Outreach Lunch December 2008 (presented with Glen Gifford)

"An Analysis of Changes in Florida’s Sentencing Laws," Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Showcase on Sentencing, Tampa November 2008

"State Sentencing Caselaw Update," Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Showcase on Sentencing, Tampa November 2007


- Member of the Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee (2015-present)

- Member of The Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Adminstration Committee (2013 - 2015)
- Chair of the Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee (2012 - 2013)

Leadership Positions

- President, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  (FACDL) (2015-2016)
- Chair/Co-Chair of the Amicus Committee
- Board of Directors/Secretary, Innocence Project of Florida
  (2007 - 2014)


      Florida State University College of Law,
Tallahassee, Florida.
      Juris Doctor with High Honors, May 1997.
      Florida State University Law Review
; Book Award - Race and the
      Criminal Justice System; Katzentine-Simon Scholarship
      recipient; Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity.
      Christian Legal Society
      Property tutor - Academic Support Program.

      Miami University,
Oxford, Ohio.
      Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, May, 1994.
      Primary Major: Political Science - 3.8/4.0 G.P.A.
      Secondary Major: History - 3.6/4.0 G.P.A., Departmental
      Golden Key National Honor Society; SPERS - Junior Honorary;
      Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honorary; Phi Alpha
      Theta - History Honorary.
      Delta Chi Fraternity: Pledge Chairman; Rush Chairman;
      Social Chairman.

Admissions & Professional Associations

- The Florida Bar, admitted 1997.

    Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

- Tallahassee Bar Association, member.
- The Federal Bar Association, member.
- The American Bar Association, member.
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member.
- Tallahassee Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal
  Defense Lawyers, member.
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member.
- First District Appellate American Inn of Court, charter member.
- Christian Legal Society, member.

Florida Bar Volunteer Activities

Appellate Practice Section
Criminal Law Section

Contact Information

2022-1 Raymond Diehl Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
tel: (850) 386-2345
fax: (850) 224-2340
email: info@uffermanlaw.com