Vice Mayor · City Commission
Michael Mena was appointed Vice Mayor of the City of Coral Gables in April 2021. He was first elected in 2017 for a two-year term and, in 2019, was re-elected automatically to a four-year term when he drew no opposition.
In addition to his public service, Mena has been involved in civic causes, including serving on the Jackson Health System General Obligation Bond Citizens Advisory Board and the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee of the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
Professionally, he is a member of the American, Dade County, Cuban American, and Belen Jesuit Prep Alumni Bar Associations.
He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2009 through 2019 as a “Rising Star” in Florida for business, securities, and civil defense litigation and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite in 2009 as an “Up and Coming” Lawyer. In 2010 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognized Mena as one of “40 under 40” outstanding lawyers in Miami-Dade County.
He is an MSP Recovery Law Firm attorney and a leading Medicaid and Medicare Secondary Payer Act Recovery specialist. The firm, based in Coral Gables, maximizes recoveries with data-driven solutions.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.
He and his wife Lisa Marie live in Coral Gables with their daughters Aria and Pilar.