After graduating from Yale Law School in 1973, Mike practiced at the Minneapolis Legal Aid Society and Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, where he became their first Director of Litigation and was recognized for his work for persons with developmental disabilities. Since joining the firm, Mike has continued to work for people who have debilitating injuries, obtaining million dollar recoveries for clients. He has also successfully argued more than 20 cases in the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
Mike has been appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to two terms on the committee supervising no-fault arbitrations and to two terms on the Legal Services Advisory Committee. He has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, and for more than 20 years he has served as the editor of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Minnesota Motor Vehicle Deskbook.
In 2007, Mike returned to work with the Legal Aid Society as a Director of Litigation. He does remain active as a consultant for the firm and, along with Paul McEllistrem, he continues to edit the Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook.
- Yale Law School (1973)
- St. Louis University (1967)
- Minnesota State Bar (1973)
- U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
- Minnesota Supreme Court No-Fault Standing Committee (2000-2005)
- Adjunct Professor - William Mitchell College of Law (1995- 2004)
- Minnesota Supreme Court Legal Services Advisory Committee, Chairman (1998-2000)
- Minnesota Supreme Court Legal Services Advisory Committee (1994-2000)
- Board of Governors, Minnesota Trial Lawyer’s Association (1992)
- Hennepin County Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law and Politics and Mpls/St. Paul Magazine (1995-present)
- 10 Best Prepared/Successful Attorneys, Judges' Survey by Minnesota Lawyer (1991)