• Miguel R. Acosta, Esq.

  • Of Counsel

    Email: macosta@gobelflakes.com

    Tel:(407) 455-5157

    Fax: (407) 455-5166

     

    Miguel was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Prior to starting high school, his family moved to Homewood, Illinois and then later to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Miguel received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Tampa in 2004 in criminology. He graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 2007 cum laude. While in law school, he interned as a law clerk for a semester at the Florida Supreme Court, was competitively selected for three law journals, and earned two book awards (highest grade in class).

    Miguel began his legal career on active duty with the United States Air Force as a Judge Advocate. He was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland and then at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, in Washington, D.C. During his time in the Air Force, Miguel tried over 45 federal jury and bench trials as an Air Force prosecutor, defense counsel, or Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also acted as government representative in two labor arbitrations, litigated in several administrative boards, and handled a variety of torts filed against the Air Force.

    Miguel deployed to Iraq in 2009 for six months during which he managed the high threat detainee investigations in southern Iraq. After separating honorably from active duty, Miguel clerked for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Orlando. In January 2014, Miguel joined Gobel Flakes, LLC, and he now litigates in both state and federal court, primarily in the areas of personal injury defense, commercial litigation, land-lord tenant disputes, and appeals.

    Miguel continues to serve as a major in the Florida Air National Guard. He is also active in the local community. He volunteers at the Orange County Legal Aid Society, is a board member of the Christian Service Center (homeless prevention non-profit), is a guest lecturer for the Legal Studies Program at the University of Central Florida, is a leaders fellow at the James Madison Institute, and is the social chair for the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar.

    Miguel is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts and in the United State District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.