Michael focuses his practice on civil litigation (including in the areas of insurance defense and coverage, commercial disputes and litigation involving construction, real estate and probate matters) and on business and corporate law, representing individuals and companies. He has found that handling both litigation and business/corporate law has given him a better perspective of representing clients in either area.
Michael has tried a number of civil jury trials and otherwise litigated numerous civil cases in various counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania and in federal court. Early in his career, he tried criminal jury trials and also served as an assistant city prosecutor.
He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Pennsylvania, the U. S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Michael and his wife, Mary Jo, have been married for 38 years and have one daughter. In addition to spending time with his family, Michael enjoys watching sports, traveling, playing tennis and reading.
He achieved his undergraduate degree from Ohio University, cum laude, and his law degree from Ohio Northern University. While in college, he had a lot of fun playing intramural sports. In law school, Michael was a member of the Law Review and a recipient of awards for excellence in constitutional law and criminal procedure.
Michael has been practicing law since 1977 and intends to continue to practice until he gets it right, which is probably a long way off. He likes working with and for his clients to figure out solutions for their legal issues.