Michael T. Traficante

T: (239) 514-1000
F: (239) 514-0377


University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 2006

University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 2003

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Involvement

American Bar Association

Florida Bar
(Trial Lawyers, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law, and Business Law)

Collier County Bar Association
(Real Estate and Trial Lawyers)

American Inns of Court, Thomas S. Biggs Section

Community Involvement

Leadership Collier, Class of 2019

GAIN of Naples, Past Graduate

Collier County Bar Association, Past Director

Collier County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, Past President

Collier County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, Past President

Collier County Bar Foundation, Past Board Member 

Legal Aid Service of Collier County, Past Fundraising Development Board member

American Cancer Society, Volunteer

American Cancer Society, Past Chair, Relay for Life of Naples

Champions For Learning, Volunteer

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Volunteer and Current Board Member

Professional Experience:

Michael Traficante is a shareholder of the firm and has practiced law in Southwest Florida since 2006. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Michael’s practice is concentrated in complex commercial and civil litigation involving real property, business, construction, wills/trusts, and commercial issues. He was named a Rising Star in the 2010 edition of Florida Super Lawyers and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Litigation-Real Estate since 2018 and in the area of Litigation-Trusts and Estates since 2020 in the Fort Myers, Florida metropolitan area. Michael has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Trusts and Estates in the Fort Myers, Florida metropolitan area.

Areas of Concentration:

Complex banking disputes

Complex commercial and civil litigation

Condominium disputes and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

Construction transactions and disputes

Corporate and business transactions and disputes

Estate and Trust disputes

Landlord/Tenant disputes

Prosecution and defense of defamation claims

Real estate, title and boundary disputes

Representation of financial institutions, contractors, developers, professionals, employers, corporations and business entities in a variety of litigation matters at the trial and appellate level

Attorney Publications/Presentations:

Michael is a contributing author for the Florida Bar practice manual, Real Property Litigation, regarding “Defective or Lost Instruments.”

Reported Decisions:

Kountze v. Kountze, 20 So. 3d 428 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)

Rosenfield v. Emergency Physicians of Naples, 2012 WL 144 9629 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Florida Georgia Grove, LLP v. Collier County, 95 So. 3d 948 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)

Carlson v. VI Ltd. Ltd. Partnership, 160 So.3d 421 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015)

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Troyer Brothers Florida, Inc., 2016 WL 7232197 (Fla. 2d DCA 2016)

Bank of America Corp. v. Troyer Brothers Florida, Inc., 2017 WL 1944216 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)