Super Lawyers recently named Michael Elkins, Esq., founder and partner of Fort Lauderdale-based MLE Law, to its 2022 Florida Super Lawyers List. This year’s designation marks Elkins’s fourth consecutive year as a Super Lawyer (2019–2022). Previously, he was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for five straight years (2011–2015). Elkins focuses his practice on Labor and Employment Law. He assists clients with their day-to-day legal needs, administrative claims, pending matters in courts at any level and employer/employee-specific issues.
After spending most of his career working in large to mid-size Florida law firms, Elkins founded MLE Law to modernize the business of law by providing alternative fee structures wherein clients are not charged for phoning, emailing or texting about their matters. The firm allows for modern, efficient and global representation while only charging clients for actual legal work produced.
Elkins is also the creator and host of the “Quarter Four” podcast, which he founded in 2018 to promote MLE Law and his overall brand. The podcast covers the intersection between business and sports, providing listeners an insider perspective of the psychology of what makes individuals successful on and off the field.
“I am honored to once again be selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, to which honorees are selected by their peers in the legal field,” Elkins says. “By making the business of law more efficient and beneficial for the client through the use of technology, I am pleased to be a changemaker in today’s legal industry.”
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The annual process selects no more than 5 percent of lawyers in Florida.