Michael D. Ehrenstein
Coral Gables, Florida
LCA Senior Fellow Michael D. Ehrenstein, founder of the international business litigation boutique, EhrensteinǀSager, in Coral Gables, Florida, was the 2022 President of the Litigation Counsel of America.
His business clients know Mr. Ehrenstein as the consummate trial lawyer, widely recognized for obtaining remarkable results in complex commercial litigation across a broad range of industries, including aerospace, real estate, healthcare, and transportation.
Mr. Ehrenstein has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has litigated and arbitrated issues from around the globe. More recently, Mr. Ehrenstein’s practice focused on defending foreign sovereign entities from claims brought in the United States. For example, Mr. Ehrenstein recently successfully defended the Republic of Angola against billion-dollar claims in the energy sector based on alleged wrongful expropriation in violation of international law.
Mr. Ehrenstein’s deep martial arts background provides a philosophical and practical framework for the creative litigation strategies he develops. He regularly presents lectures gleaning lessons from the dojo for practical application in trial, including:
• Trial Aikido: Redirecting Your Opponent’s Strength
• Disaster, Equanimity and Opportunity: The Virtue of Composure in Crisis
• The Tao of Cross Examination
As a Barrister of the Order of Justitia, he has tried to verdict, final judgment or award over 100 cases. Mr. Ehrenstein is also a recipient of the LCA’s Peter Perlman Service Award, recognizing his work as a liaison between Miami’s Veterans Court and veterans’ organizations. Mr. Ehrenstein is also the treasurer of the Complex Commercial Litigation Institute. Mr. Ehrenstein is AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Ehrenstein is consistently recognized as a top business trial lawyer by The American Lawyer magazine, Corporate Counsel magazine, Super Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, Best of the Bar, and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.
Mr. Ehrenstein is passionate about karate, boating, and fishing, and most of all, his wife, Theresa, their four children, Mikey, Nick, Mikaela, and Noa, and their golden retriever, Kylie Rose.
“We are extremely pleased to name Michael Ehrenstein as the 2022 President of the Litigation Counsel of America. Michael’s successes in the field of trial law, and in particular international litigation, are renowned and acclaimed,” said G. Steven Henry, LCA Executive Director and General Counsel. “As we enter this coming year with plans for expansion of many of our programs, entrusting leadership in Michael, who has been extremely involved in the LCA’s development and educational excellence, will prove to be a great asset to the society. Having someone of Michael’s stature and expertise as president is a natural progression of the excellence in leadership we have consistently enjoyed in the past.”