Mike’s practice consists primarily of managing complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters. His experience encompasses complex construction, insurance, creditors' rights, fiduciary duty, fraud and breach of contract cases. Mike is regularly in the director's seat on large matters, developing litigation strategies and effectively directing multi-disciplinary teams.
In his work on complex litigation matters, Mike has focused on insurance-related issues and disputes. He has represented clients in significant coverage litigation in state and federal courts around the country. Mike has handled cases for policyholders, including declaratory judgment actions concerning coverage, claims handling, bad faith and other policy-related issues.
Mike has represented lenders in lender liability cases, and creditors in a variety of bankruptcy proceedings, including over 100 preference matters.
As a result of his work in complex litigation, Mike has developed a deep understanding of the legal and practical aspects of electronic discovery in today's litigation and dispute arenas. Whether it is an offensive press to obtain electronically stored evidence from an adversary or management of the client's process for responding to such requests, Mike makes e-discovery manageable and cost-efficient for clients. Having attended to e-discovery issues for years, Mike has contemporaneously studied the development of the law and has an understanding of the contemporary rules for handling e-discovery. He counsels clients on Litigation Hold strategies, evidence preservation, and the gathering of relevant electronic evidence, whether in active or archived status. He is adept at designing efficient data review systems and directing mass privilege and coding reviews.
Mike is a graduate of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL) Class. Originally from Connecticut, Mike, his wife, Julie, and their daughter, Summer, live in Wyoming, Ohio.
- University of Cincinnati, B.A., Economics, 1990
- Louisiana State University, J.D., 1993
- State of Ohio
- Commonwealth of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Areas of Practice:
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Business Litigation
- Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
- Insurance Coverage Disputes and Bad Faith
- Construction Disputes
- Construction-Related Insurance
- Electronic Discovery and Evidence Preservation
Phone: (859) 360-1224