Fighting for People Injured in Central Florida

Conveniently located in Altamonte Springs, FL, the Law Offices of Michael B. Brehne, P.A. provide personalized and dedicated legal representation to individuals throughout the greater Orlando and Central Florida regions. We fight aggressively to help you recover everything that you deserve from the responsible parties and insurance companies. Whether you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, are embroiled in an insurance dispute with your carrier, or are going through a divorce, we are here to help.

We carefully analyze, review and monitor every case that we handle, making sure that our clients receive the proper attention from the appropriate professionals. Our firm takes a great deal of pride in working hard to prepare an aggressive strategy to present your case for settlement negotiations. If negotiation attempts fail, we will initiate litigation and demand a jury trial for you.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Auto & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law

Call at 407-604-0062 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Michael B. BrehneMichael B. Brehne

Bar Admissions:

  • Supreme Court of Florida, 1997
  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997, 2012

Honors and Awards:

  • Mercer Law Review, Member
  • Mercer Moot Court Board, National Competitor
  • Mercer Academic Scholarship, Winner


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, GA
    • Juris Doctor, 1997
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • Bachelor of Arts, 1989

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Seminole County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Past Member
  • All Lines Insurance Adjuster License
  • Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Past Member

Attorney James GentryJames Shea Gentry


  • Florida State University
  • University of Central Florida

Attorney Daniel A. AmatDaniel A. Amat


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • Juris Doctor




Client severely injured at work resulting in paralysis. Through our efforts, the client received in excess of $2.5 million in past medical and lost wage benefits and now the injured worker received a $1.4 million lump-sum settlement from his workers' compensation carrier which was used to purchase an annuity providing him, his wife and their kids a lifetime of income as well as provide for all of his non-Medicare covered medical expenses, including 24-hour nursing care at his home.

A retired motorcycle police officer was struck while working by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. The retired officer suffered paraplegia and is confined to a wheelchair. The corporate owner of the truck paid $2,750,000. A second lawsuit is pending against another defendant.

Client obtained a long-term disability policy 10 years ago. After suffering a disabling illness, he made a claim for benefits. The insurance company initially accepted the claim and paid him benefits but subsequently terminated his benefits. Weeks before trial, the insurance company paid a lump sum settlement of $2,100,000.

A 25-year-old male was struck while crossing the street in a crosswalk by a commercial air-conditioning truck. Client suffered multiple traumatic head injuries. The case settled for policy limits of $1,000,000.

Client was struck while crossing the street by a commercial van. He was propelled upwards and landed on his head. He suffered a closed head injury and could not return to normal brain function. The case settled for policy limits shortly after our office notified the insurance company of our representation.

$435,000 for an injured biker after a bicyclist violated his right of way. The insurance company initially denied there was any insurance coverage for the bicyclist, but Michael Brehne did not take that as a final answer and found coverage under another policy that was not initially disclosed!

A 40-year-old female driver was struck head-on by a pizza delivery driver on Poinciana Boulevard in Osceola County. Client suffered minor neck and back injuries but was left with significant pain in her jaw. After evaluations by local jaw specialists, it was determined that the client had significant injury to her temporomandibular joint (TMJ).After two open jaw joint surgeries, client settled her case for $325,000 before trial.

Plaintiff, a medical provider filed lawsuits against an insurance company for refusing to pay his bills related to services he performed on his patients. After several years of litigation, the insurance company paid all of the back bills, as well as interest on the outstanding amounts, and paid the provider over $325,000 beyond the policy limits.

Client was a passenger in a transport van at the Orlando Airport when she was struck from behind in a parking garage. Client had a lumbar fusion and knee arthroscopy. The case settled at mediation for $300,000 prior to trial.

A 38-year-old female nurse was working in a hospital in Volusia County when a new air-conditioning system was operated for the first time. Dust from the new ducts was sent into her room where she inhaled the debris. Client suffered a pulmonary injury. After trial, the client received an award greater than $300,000.

A 50-year-old female driver was run off the road in Volusia County by a commercial pickup truck. During the impact, the vehicle was spun out of control and the client was thrown sideways and violently pulled back by the seatbelt. Almost 2 years later, the client began to complain of symptoms suggesting a heart injury. During the litigation, we contracted with a renowned heart trauma specialist who concluded that in fact the accident caused a disruption of the ascending aorta. The case settled before trial for $250,000.

An 18-year-old female driver was struck in the rear by a delivery truck. At first the injuries appeared to be minor; however, after several months, the client began to lose sensation in her right arm. After an MRI, it was determined that the client suffered a herniated cervical disc which required surgery.The case settled for $250,000 before trial.

Client and his son were standing in their driveway when a driver failed to negotiate a turn and drove onto the client’s driveway striking the car he was about to get into. The client was thrown onto the grass and suffered neck and back injuries. Client underwent epidural injections, radio ablation rhizotomies and had a surgical recommendation. The case settled at mediation for $240,000.

A 26-year-old male was working at a construction site when he was run over by a forklift. Client suffered a fractured tibia that required surgery.The insurance company offered $5,000 to settle the case, but after litigation, the case settled for $230,000 before trial.

A 22-year-old female was struck by a drunk driver on Colonial Drive in Orange County. At first the injuries appeared to be minor; however, after several months, client’s back pain persisted. After an MRI, it was determined that the client required surgery. Case settled before trial for $$225,000.

$200,000 for one of our injured clients who was struck from the rear while stopped at a red light. Our client is making a smooth recovery after surgery.

A workers' compensation client was hurt on the job and was accused of lying about his medical history while seeking benefits. The insurance carrier refused to pay him any benefits but the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded him full benefits after trial. The case settled shortly afterwards for $220,000.

A 16-year-old male was a passenger in his parents' vehicle and struck from the rear in Orange County. Client suffered multiple traumatic injuries but did not require surgery. Despite this, the case settled before trial for $200,000.

Client, a fitness instructor, was rear-ended on her motorcycle and thrown off her bike. She suffered a lower back injury that did not require surgery, but left a permanent disfiguring “bump” on her sacroiliac (tailbone) area. The insurance carrier paid $200,000 prior to trial.

The 48-year-old female was struck at an intersection on the driver’s side of her car. Client lost consciousness and suffered a closed head injury. As a result, the client had difficulty with memory, concentration, and experienced a dramatic change in her personality. The insurance company hired an expert to dispute that the client suffered any injury in the accident. We, however, contracted with a nationally recognized expert on closed head injuries, and the case settled for $200,000 prior to trial.

Client fractured her foot when she slipped in water left on a restaurant floor. She had 3 surgeries to repair the injury. The major restaurant chain paid $167,500 at mediation shortly before trial.

A 27-year-old male traveling in Osceola County was struck in the rear by an inattentive driver. Client suffered neck and back herniated discs and was treated with a minimally invasive surgical discectomy. The insurance company made an insignificant offer prior to filing a lawsuit and tendered $187,500 prior to trial.

A 35-year-old male passenger was struck at an angle and suffered a lower leg injury. Client underwent surgery to reset the tibia. The case settled before trial for $163,000.

A 29-year-old male commercial truck driver was sleeping in the upper berth of his cab. He was struck from the rear by another truck attempting to park behind him. The force of impact threw him to the floor of his cab causing neck and facial injuries. Case settled before trial for $161,000.

A 44-year-old male was injured at work and required back surgery. During the course of the claim, client received payment for all of his medical bills, prescriptions, therapy, and lost wages. He also received a lump sum settlement of $152,000.

Client was struck on his motorcycle and airlifted to the hospital with multiple injuries. The at-fault driver’s insurance company tendered their policy limits of $25,000, and the client’s own insurance company tendered their limits of $100,000.

Client was struck by a tractor trailer as it jackknifed in front of him on State Road 44 in Lake County. He suffered a severe elbow injury and had surgery that day. The food truck company paid $120,000 prior to trial.

Client was a passenger in her brother’s high-performance Mustang when he lost control of the vehicle on an on-ramp to Interstate 75 in Gainesville. Client hit her head on the passenger window and suffered facial lacerations as well as a neck injury. The insurance carrier paid $110,000 prior to trial.

A 62-year-old white male was struck in the rear in Seminole County, Fla. Client suffered neck injuries that did require surgery. The case settled before trial for the insured’s policy limits of $110,000.

A 28-year-old male delivery driver was struck on John Young Parkway when a semi tractor trailer turned into his path. While applying his breaks, the client fractured his foot. Case settled before trial for $110,000.

A 46-year-old male was involved in two separate motor vehicle accidents resulting in injuries to his neck back and teeth that did not require surgery. Each insurance company denied responsibility claiming that the other had caused the injuries. Despite this, the case settled before trial for $105,000.

A local Baptist church was burglarized. The thieves took the entire contents of the church including audio equipment, musical equipment and the church’s books and records. The insurance company refused to pay the claim stating that they believed members of the church simply removed the items in an attempt to make a false claim. During the litigation, the insurance company paid the entire claim and an additional $105,000 above the policy limits.

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