Honors and Awards

Michelle Gervais Named to Florida Trend’s List of 500 Most Influential Executives 2023

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Michelle M. Gervais was named to The Florida 500 for the fifth year in a row, honoring her as one of the 44 attorneys recognized in this year's "Law" category.

"The Florida 500" is published annually as a special supplement of Florida Trend magazine, highlighting the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state. According to the magazine, the honorees are "individuals to whom others in their communities or industry sectors turn to for leadership or who set a standard for best practices in their sector." The 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
Partner & Co-Chair of Sports Industry Group, Blank Rome, Tampa

Blank Rome has 15 offices and more than 680 attorneys and principals who provide comprehensive legal and advocacy services to clients around the world. “Since 1946, our professionals have built a reputation for their leading legal talent and are notably recognized for their commitment to pro bono work and advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives,” says Gervais. She has been at the firm for more than eight years.


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


In 2017, while on Florida Hospital (now AdventHealth) Tampa’s foundation board, I founded the inaugural Fashion for Hope event showcasing breast cancer survivors and their families as our show -stopping models. In addition to a $300,000 donation made by the Meyer family, we also raised money for those who could not afford mammograms.


Walking on the beach! There’s nothing quite like it — energizing, calming and soulful.

Always Dreamed Of

Owning a small home in Positano overlooking the sea.