Michelle Reiss

Michelle Reiss specializes in providing a broad array of legal services to condominium associations, homeowners associations, community development districts, special taxing districts, and other entities.  Ms. Reiss advises clients on interpreting and enforcing governing documents and statutes and represents them in litigation and alternative dispute resolution in real estate disputes, landlord/tenant matters, covenant and deed restriction enforcement, contract disputes, collection matters, and foreclosure and bankruptcy proceedings.  Ms. Reiss is a member of the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.  In addition, Ms. Reiss serves the community as a pro-bono attorney for Crossroads for Florida Kids.  Ms. Reiss previously served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Gulf Coast Division.

EDUCATION

University of Florida, JD, cum laude, 2006

Florida International University, MSW, 2001

Wake Forest University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers

  • 2015 – 2017, Director
  • 2014 – 2015, FAWL Liaison
  • 2013 – 2016, Co-Chair, Judicial Relations Committee
  • 2012 – 2013 Chair, Legislative Committee

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

  • 2014 – Member, Communications Committee

Crossroads for Florida Kids

  • Pro bono attorney representing dependent and delinquent children

The Florida Bar, Member

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Tampa Connection, Class of 2013-2014

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

Named as Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine

Constitutional Law: Fact or Factor: The Supreme Court Eliminates Sentencing Factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 57 Fla. L. Rev. 987 (2005)

What is merit retention and why do I care?, HAWL Journal (Sept. 2012)

PERSONAL

Ms. Reiss was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida and now lives in Tampa with her two children.