Michael P Sampson – Orlando Collaborative Family Attorney
In collaborative practice, Mr. Sampson works with teams of fellow collaborators, neutral mental health professionals, financial experts, and allied professional experts to resolve difficult family law cases out of court—privately, confidentially, and through interest-based negotiation. In collaborative teams, Michael helps couples resolve diverse law issues for themselves and their children.
Couples may resolve their family issues amicably, retain dignity, spare their families the pain and exorbitant cost of litigation, and emerge emotionally intact.
Michael’s practice includes drafting premarital and postnuptial agreements, often involving closely-held family businesses, trusts and business issues.
- Sampson Collaborative Law (2017-present) Owner
- Carlton Fields (2002-2016) Shareholder
- Holland & Knight LLP (1994-2002)
professional and civic activities
- Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, Board Member (January 2017-present)
- Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida (2014-present)
- Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) – Communications, Publications, and Social Media Committee
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) (2014-present)
- Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court (2006-2014)
- Rules Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2000-2006)
- Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of the Florida Bar
- Orange County Bar Association
- Leadership Orlando Class 66
- Duke University School of Law (J.D., 1986)
- Duke University (M.A., 1986 – Economics)
- Cornell University (A.B., 1983), with distinction
- Florida State Courts
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- In the Matter of the Adoption of D.P.P., No. 5D13-1766, 2014 WL 2109130 (Fla. 5th DCA May 21, 2014). Reinstating a judgment of adoption and reversing the order that vacated that judgment of adoption on the basis that the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to consider a petition for adoption filed by unmarried women.
- Osterberger v. Osterberger, 88 So. 3d 955 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011).
- Odak v. Vitrano, 45 So. 3d 487 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
- Grasso v. Mulholland, 835 So. 2d 361 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003).
- O’Neill v. O’Neill, 823 So. 2d 837 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002).
- Kalmanson v. Kalmanson, 796 So. 2d 1249 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001).