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Michelle E. Sabin

Biography

Michelle Sabin is a Partner at Zinober, Diana & Monteverde, P.A., and manages the Tampa office. Her areas of practice include general liability, first-party property & casualty defense, insurance coverage counsel, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Zinober, Diana & Monteverde, P.A., Ms. Sabin was an associate attorney at a prominent, national insurance defense firm for several years, where she handled general liability, nursing home defense litigation, first-party coverage, property casualty defense, and construction litigation. In addition, Michelle was a volunteer attorney for Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. where she provided Pro Bono legal assistance to those needing counsel to handle landlord-tenant disputes.

Ms. Sabin is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Criminology and Psychology. In May 2008, she was awarded her Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, Ms. Sabin was the recipient of the Nader/Zrake Memorial Award, the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, and was included in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Ms. Sabin also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Rex M. Barbas of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. She was a Biodiversity Fellow at the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, where she participated in the implementation program of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment initiative. Michelle was also a member of Phi Delta Phi, President of the Environmental Law Society, and a student editor for the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Juris Doctor – 2008
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Nader/Zrake Memorial Award
    • Honors: William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
    • Honors: Included in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
    • President of the Environmental Law Society
    • Phi Delta Phi, Member
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Psychology
  • Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy
    • Biodiversity Fellow
    • American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment initiative
    • Student editor for the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy

Volunteer Activities

  • Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Board of Directors

Current Employment Position

  • Partner, 2018

Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • First-party Property & Casualty Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Counsel
  • Commercial Litigation