Mike is a litigator and trial lawyer who has defended clients in a range of matters in state and federal courts throughout the country. His cases are generally complex, and involve the potential of large plaintiffs’ verdicts. While the subject matter and types of claims vary, the keys to a successful defense are the same: tenacity, creativity, judgment, and experience.
Mike works closely with clients and witnesses to develop a defense theme, then applies it from the responsive pleadings through the closing argument. He masters the facts, the law, and the science and technical aspects of the case. He is aggressive but fair in both offensive and defensive discovery efforts. Expert witnesses play an important role in many of his cases, and he has developed the ability to identify and develop expert witnesses, and to challenge opposing expert witnesses in depositions, in Daubert and Frye motions, and on the witness stand.