Michael A. Shekey was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shortly after graduation from high school, he entered the United States Navy. Following his active duty military service, he attended college while concurrently working in the concrete manufacturing/supply business for Florida Rock Industries, as well as in the construction industry primarily involving tract housing and industrial projects.
After graduating from the University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida), he attended and graduated from Whittier Law School (Los Angeles, CA). Michael became a licensed California attorney in 1989.
Michael is admitted to practice before all the courts of the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts, as well as for the California Second District Court of Appeal. Michael is also licensed with the Nebraska State Bar and the Nebraska Supreme Court.
While practicing in the private sector, Michael was a defense attorney and specialized in professional liability and construction law (construction defect litigation). While practicing in the public sector, Michael was a Deputy Attorney General (prosecuting trial attorney) with the California Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Los Angeles, California, where he represented the Contractor State License Board; the Architects Board; the Board of Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists; the Board of Real Estate; and, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers.
St. Petersburg College (Associate Degree)
State Bar of California
NON-LEGAL PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed California Building Contractor
While primarily based in Southern California, and with sufficient notice, Michael will make himself available on an ad hoc basis for significant arbitrations and mediations in Florida and Nebraska.*
In addition to availability during a typical work week, and with sufficient notice, Michael will make himself available on the weekend for arbitrations and mediations.
*Subject to a pre-agreed retainer for and payment of related travel and lodging costs