Mike's practice focuses on representing employers in workers' compensation and employment litigation. He received his B.A. cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in 1991 and his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1994.
Mike was part of the inaugural class of attorneys in Ohio to become Board Certified as a Specialist in workers' compensation law by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Mike is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
While in law school Mike worked as a hearing representative for a Third Party Administrator. In that position he gained valuable insight into the issues that are important to employers with respect to managing their workforce.
Throughout his career, Mike has defended employers at over 15,000 workers' compensation hearings, successfully arguing cases at every Industrial Commission office in Ohio.
Mike has extensive experience defending employers in VSSR and employment litigation and has successfully represented employers at jury trials and in various courts of appeals.
AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Ohio Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters, 2004, 2016 - present
Top rated lawyer for labor & employment, recognized by ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
National Moot Court Champion 1994