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Michael P. Harrell

Michael P. Harrell

Senior Principal, Government Relations

Chair, Florida State Government Relations

Tallahassee, FL

Michael Harrell concentrates his practice on government affairs, where he has experience lobbying the Florida legislative and executive branches on a wide range of business and regulatory issues, including governmental procurement practices. He is the chair of the firm's Florida Government Relations practice.

Michael has worked for a number of government focused firms, including Foley & Lardner, LLP, where he most recently served as Director of the Florida Public Affairs Practice Group for 10 years.

Previously, he was the managing partner of Capitol Resources Florida, LLC and founder and President of The Harrell Group, LLC, a multi-faceted governmental relations firm, specializing in executive and legislative affairs, as well as procurement consulting.

Michael’s in depth experience includes candidate recruitment, grassroots political efforts and fundraising. He began his political career in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Office of Vice President Dan Quayle. He was responsible for media, transportation and logistics for all trips, foreign and domestic. Early in his career, he served as the personal assistant for U.S. Labor Secretary, Elizabeth Dole. It was in this role that Michael began his career in life-long politics. 

Michael was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the Government Relations Practice category.