Meet Mike Clelland

Mike Clelland served in the Florida House from 2012 to 2014, representing the constituents of District 29 in Seminole County. Mike was born in Washington, D.C. and his family moved to Florida in 1974.

 

Mike was a firefighter in Central Florida for 26 years. He entered the fire service directly out of high school and became an active member of his International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local union, taking the lead in contract negotiations and labor disputes. He entered management as a Battalion Chief in 2002 and retired in 2008 at this rank. With this unique perspective, Mike is keenly aware of issues confronting firefighters and other first responders today. His primary area of law practice is first responder litigation concerning Florida's Heart/Lung Bill, but he also handles first responders’ line-of-duty pension matters.

 

Mike attended Seminole Community College and received an Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology in 1999.  He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 2002 from the University of Central Florida. He received a Juris Doctor in 2006 from Florida A&M University College of Law.

 

Mike is often asked why he joined Morgan & Morgan, P.A. His answer is characteristically straightforward, “My decision was based solely on what’s in the best interest of my clients. At Morgan & Morgan, I’m part of a team with tremendous resources at our disposal including the best legal talent in Florida. Now, I’m able to help my clients with all of their legal needs as well as the legal needs of their families and friends. Morgan & Morgan provides a powerful foundation that allows me to stay focused on getting results for my clients.”

 

Mike lives in Lake Mary with his wife Christy and their two children Emma, age 9 and Patrick, age 6. In his spare time he enjoys working out, reading and spending time with his family. 

 

"I could not be more pleased with the quality of my representation and positive coverage outcome. Thank you, Mike, for your care and concern for First Responders, and your efforts to assure fair treatment of those with job related injuries or illnesses." Merv Kennell, President, Local 2546, Suncoast Professional Firefighters & Paramedics