Honors and Awards

Michelle Gervais Named to Florida Trend’s List of 500 Most Influential Executives 2021

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Michelle M. Gervais was named to The Florida 500 for the third year in a row, honoring her as one of the 38 attorneys recognized in this year's “Law” category.

Published annually as a special supplement of Florida Trend magazine, the notable Florida 500 list highlights the most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. According to the magazine, “this immense, yearlong research initiative by the editors of Florida Trend has resulted in a personal, engaging look at the states most influential business leaders.” Honored categories include Agriculture, Arts/Entertainment, Education, Energy, Finance & Insurance, Hospitality/Tourism, Information/Tech/Media, Law, Life Sciences, Living Legends, Manufacturing, Philanthropy/Non-Profits, Professional Services, Real Estate, Retail/Wholesale, and Transportation.

To see the full list of Florida 500 honorees, please visit floridatrend500.com.

As published in Florida 500:

Michelle Gervais

MICHELLE M. GERVAIS • Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Gervais has led Blank Rome’s Tampa office since 2015. The firm has 13 offices and more than 600 attorneys and principals and serves clients both in the U.S. and internationally. Over her 22 years of practice, Gervais says, she has “gone from watching sports on television and attending sporting events in the stands to representing those athletes in their ‘off-the field’ legal needs throughout the world.” She was featured in the NFL Thread’s The Playbook for her work as “legal mom” and for being known as “The Fixer” in the industry.


Central Michigan University (BS), University of Miami (JD)


Serves St. Joseph’s Hospital as a member of its Hero’s Ball Committee benefiting pediatric cancer and serves on the board of Women In Sports and Events


"When I was younger, I participated in my local county’s queen competition, which I won. I was automatically entered in the Miss Teen Michigan Pageant, for which I placed second-runner up and won Miss Congeniality."


Tampa Mayor Jane Castor


False Pretense, by Steele Chance

To read Michelle’s profile online, please click here.