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Thomson Reuters Practical Law™ Publishes Attorney Michael Corso’s Updated Florida Drone Laws Guide

Michael CorsoHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney and aerospace engineer Michael Corso was published by Thomson Reuters in October of 2022. His updated article titled “Florida Drone Laws: Overview” is now available in the Thomson Reuters Practical Law™ resource center for lawyers.

Corso is often requested to present, “Rise of the Drones: Current UAV/UAS Law Landscape” in which he discusses the laws around drone safety campaigns, FAA drone regulations and enforcement, federal and state legislation, and Fourth Amendment protections. He has presented to such agencies as the international Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (“FDCC”), the Florida Engineering Society, and the Rotary Club of Naples. Corso’s article, “An Architect’s Guide to Using Drones” was also published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Corso has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law for over 35 years and over 20 years in Business Litigation Law. In 2022, Corso received the Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for the “Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year.” His practice is heavily centered on the defense of non-medical professionals (including lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers and surveyors), copyright/trademark infringement, product liability and tobacco litigation. In addition, Corso is the former chair of the firm’s Tort and Insurance Litigation department.

Corso has earned distinctive recognition throughout his legal career, including the “Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Award” from Purdue University, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association President’s Award, and the “2022 Engineer of the Year” by the Florida Engineering Society, Calusa Chapter. He has also been recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated magazine (2018-2022) and named as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” (2022). Corso also has been honored by Best Lawyers in America (2012-2023) and named to the exclusive “Top 100” list of Florida Super Lawyers (2019-2022).

Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Corso was a Captain in the United States Air Force and completed his military career in the JAG lawyer program. He received his undergraduate degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University and his law degree from Villanova University. Corso may be reached at 239-344-1170 or via email at

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