Michael A. Paasch


Michael has assisted individuals and businesses in state and federal bankruptcy courts regarding financial matters since first starting his practice of law in Orlando in 1990 with Mateer & Harbert prior to its merger with Dinsmore. Michael leverages his business background and degree in finance to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions for his clients. 

Michael handles matters for debtors and creditors in areas such as collection, foreclosure, replevin, landlord/tenant, and chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. Michael also specializes in local government representation with an emphasis in ad valorem taxation matters. Michael also handles estate planning and probate litigation matters. 

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Michael brings his midwestern work ethic and caring disposition to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Michael enjoys following his Green Bay Packers and playing golf when away from the office.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law  (J.D., with honors, 1989)
  • University of Florida  (B.S., with honors, 1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


  • Orange County Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association


  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society 
    • Attorney Award of Excellence (2001)
    • New Attorney Award of Excellence (1996)