As a first-generation Italian-American, Michael-Anthony was encouraged from a young age to pursue an education. With an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a confident habit of sticking up for others, Michael-Anthony knew that becoming a lawyer was the right fit for his skill set. The opportunity to develop convincing arguments and help others brings him fulfillment.
Michael-Anthony has sixteen years of experience as an Assistant State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit and as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor for the Attorney General’s Office. He has over one hundred (100) jury trials under his belt, including one which lasted six weeks and resulted in a favorable verdict. His trial acumen and leadership within the Attorney General’s office earned him the position of Bureau Chief, which he held for eight years. While in that role, Michael-Anthony headed the investigation and prosecution of multi-circuit criminal litigation, including human trafficking, racketeering, mortgage fraud, grand theft, drug trafficking, and complex criminal conspiracies.
In addition to practicing law, Michael-Anthony has been an adjunct professor at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2006 and an instructor at the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy since 2016.
Michael-Anthony is originally from Staten Island, New York. He’s married with two children and enjoys spending his free time with his family. The Picas are big fans of amusement parks and traveling.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
Michael-Anthony is a member of The Federalist Society, the National Italian American Bar Association, and the American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter. He is also a member of the County Bar Associations in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Lee counties. Michael-Anthony previously served on the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Foundation Board of Directors.