Michael L. Jamieson

Michael L. Jamieson

Michael Jamieson, a longtime resident of Florida, died Thursday, Feb. 22 at his Cashiers home. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Jamieson was the son of Warren T. Jamieson and Ruth Gallman. He grew up in Dade County, Florida and attended Coral Gables High School and the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida (September 1958-August 1961). He later attended law school at the University of Florida Holland Law Center (September 1961-April 1964), graduating with honors. He was a member of the Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi, and served as Law Review editor-in-chief.

He joined the law firm of Holland & Knight in 1965 in its Lakeland, Florida office and was named partner in 1969. He served as recruiting director, finance partner, director (13 years), and chairman of the 400-lawyer business law department. He practiced in the Bartow, Lakeland, Tampa and New York offices.

He was dedicated to his community and to his legal profession. He won designations too many to name but he was most proud of his election to the American Law Institute and the ABA Section of Business Law.

He served as chairman of the board of trustees of University of Florida Law Center Association and was chairman of the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Development Committee.

He was a founding trustee of the Tampa Bay Community Foundation and a member of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

He was listed in “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities,” “Who's Who in American Law” and all editions of “The Best Lawyers in America.” He was admitted to the District of Columbia, Florida and New York bars.

He loved the University of Florida Gators, travel and reading -- especially military and political history.

Mr. Jamieson is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elizabeth Peeples Jamieson; his daughter, Ann Jamieson and her children, Matthew, Bishop and Layton Bradshaw; his son, Thomas (Elizabeth) and their children, Eli and Marlo; his sisters, Gayatri Rajan and her husband Deva Rajan, and Patricia Martin and her husband Ronald Martin.

His final resting place will be in the mountains of North Carolina, where he spent the last seven years of his life. A private ceremony is planned.

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