Michael Pierce

Associate Legal Counsel

Mike joined the Office of University Counsel in March of 2020.  Prior to joining the University, Mike served as Associate General Counsel for Florida State University, with a focus on records privacy and production, board governance, and athletics matters.  He also represented New College of Florida as General Counsel and Secretary of the College, advising on all corporate, legal, and compliance matters. Before moving to his in-house roles, Mike was an instructor and administrator at Stetson University College of Law. He has continued to teach and advise future attorneys as an adjunct instructor at both Florida State and New College.

Areas of Practice

Information Technology, Copyrights, Board of Trustees, Governance, Facilities Management


  • Duquesne University, B.A. in History and Political Science (2008)
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (2011)

Professional Associations

  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys

Bar Membership

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of Florida

Administrative Assistant

Dominic Maguire