Michael Patrick Kaney is an Associate in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Business Litigation practice group.

Michael’s practice focuses on complex business, construction, and administrative litigation matters. Michael represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving commercial litigation, commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation, commercial collections and lien foreclosures.

Michael earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University (magna cum laude) where he was President of the Florida State University Moot Court and Staff Editor of the Florida State University Law Review. Michael earned book awards in Civil Procedure, Family Law, Employment Law, and Criminal Law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a summer associate in the firm’s Orlando and Tallahassee offices.



  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
    • Florida State University Law Review, Staff Editor
    • Moot Court
      • President, 2017-2018
      • Secretary, 2016-2017
      • Charleston Nat’l Constitutional Law Competition: Finalist & Professionalism Award
      • Tulane Mardi Gras Sports Law Competition: Best Petitioner’s Brief
      • Nat Stern Award: Outstanding Contributions to FSU Moot Court, 2017
      • Moot Court Coach, April 2018-June 2018
    • Book Awards: Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Family Law, Employment Law
    • Florida State University Supreme Court, Justice 2017-2018
    • Academic Leadership Award, April 2018
    • Katzentine-Simon Scholarship, May 2017 and May 2018
  • Florida State University, B.S., International Affairs and Political Science, magna cum laude, 2014
    • Florida State University Honors Program
    • Florida State University Honors Legal Scholars

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Professional and Civic

  • Club Blue of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida
    • Vice Chair of Resource Development, 2020
    • Executive Leadership Board, 2019-present
      • Founding Board Member
  • Amos P. Godby H.S. Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach, 2013-2018
  • First District Court of Appeals Inns of Court

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