“I found my law firm on two driving principles: Professional Quality, and Personal Care. I know that each case I handle represents a very important issue in my clients’ lives. My clients are my neighbors and my fellow community members, so it is my priority that they their case is being handled with the highest level of dedication.”
Attorney Michael “Mike” Ziegler represents consumer and commercial clients in bankruptcy, defending collection matters, foreclosure defense, and in suing banks and debt collectors for illegal activities. Attorney Ziegler’s focus is to understand a client’s individual situation; a remedy that may work for one client may not be the right fit for another.
Michael “Mike” Ziegler has focused his career on helping consumers overcome debt collection problems. When he graduated law school in 2008, Mike served as an advocate at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid in the “Predatory Lending Unit,” where he assisted financially sensitive clients in foreclosure defense, credit card lawsuits, and other consumer lending matters. Mike went on to private practice in 2010 at the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A. where he assisted consumers in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other civil litigation issues. The Law Office of Michael A. Ziegler, P.L. was opened in 2012 with the goal of empowering consumers with debt problems.
Attorney Ziegler obtained his juris doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2008, and a Bachelor of Arts in Crime, Law, and Justice from Pennsylvania State University in 2005.
Mike has spoken on the topic of mortgage foreclosure, contracts, and consumer law at the “People’s Law School,” presented by the Clearwater Bar Association from 2011-18. In 2011, Mike was invited to serve on the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee, which is an honored position among attorneys where he still serves today. Mike routinely volunteers for Gulf Coast Legal Services, Community Law Program, and the Clearwater Bar High School Speakers Program. In 2013, Mike was asked to chair the Small and Solo Practitioners Committee for the Clearwater Bar Association, where he remains the chair today. He is on the board of directors for the Clearwater Bar Association. He has also lead continuing education seminars for attorneys on bankruptcy and collection harassment claims, as well as credit reporting errors.
Mike is married to Nicole Ziegler, who also practices law out of St. Petersburg, Florida. They share a home in Pinellas County, Florida with their 2 daughters, two cats, and a dog.
Professional Associations and Community Involvement:
Florida Bar Association:
Consumer Protection Law Committee
Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce
Clearwater Bar Association:
Board of Directors
Small Firm Practice Section- Chair
People’s Law School Presenter (2011 – 2018)
Pinellas Realtor’s Association
Gulfcoast Legal Services
Communicate Law Program
“Michael Ziegler is a 5 star Lawyer. He is very kind, compassionate, and trust worthy. He truly cares about you as a person. He’s not like most Lawyer’s who only care about the money. He cares about you and your situation. He keeps you posted on your case and if you don’t understand something he makes time for you and explains it so you understand it all. He’s excellent!!!!! If your looking for a Lawyer this is the one to get!!!!”
“I cannot recommend Mike Ziegler and his staff highly enough. I did some shopping around after my consultation with him, but the first impression – and his follow-up – convinced me to retain him. Nobody likes to be in a situation where they need an attorney, but Mike and his staff were kind, courteous, professional and very communicative, guiding me through the process with as much help as I needed and doing everything they could to make it easier for me. I would highly recommend his practice to anyone who finds themselves in the difficult situation of a bankruptcy, or anything else that he might be able to handle for you.”
“Mike is the best!! An attorney with the experience and expertise to help anyone going through the foreclosure process. Mike handled all of the filings, paperwork, and correspondence necessary so that I didn’t have to worry about anything. I couldn’t have hired a more competent and conscientious attorney than Mike. Outstanding!”
“Michael Ziegler is an excellent Attorney possessing abundant skills and knowledge to successfully handle your debt related legal problems. He clearly cares about his clients and I know he will do his best to make certain that you get the best possible results. I recommend that you call him immediately to discuss your legal situation.”
Robert Hambrick, Criminal Defense Attorney
“Mike is extremely knowledgeable and confident in his approach to being an effective advocate on behalf of his clients. I have known Mike since law school and respect him as a colleague and a friend. Highly trusted and recommended attorney!”
Eric Stepanov, Contracts and Agreements Attorney
“Mr. Ziegler’s passion and zealous advocacy for homeowners facing foreclosure is of the highest quality. I confidently recommend him to homeowners who find themselves caught up in this unprecedented crisis.”
Salvatore Palmeri, Litigation Attorney
“I endorse this lawyer. I have every confidence, when I refer one of my clients to Michael, that he will handle the matter professionally and promptly and will do everything he can to ensure the best possible outcome for the client.”
Richard Kantner, Estate planning Attorney