Mike serves as a strategic counselor, appellate advocate, and motion and brief writer in complex commercial and criminal cases.
Sophisticated business clients turn to Mike for strategic advice and drafting expertise, and he has proved instrumental in securing case dismissals, in defeating class certifications, and in preserving or reversing judgments on appeal. His efforts have consistently eliminated or substantially reduced clients’ financial exposure.
Mike’s trial work includes briefing motions of every ilk, including dispositive, discovery, evidentiary, and postjudgment motions, as well as Daubert submissions, bench briefs, and jury instructions. At the appellate level, Michael has successfully argued appeals and drafted a panoply of victorious briefs.
Michael’s experience spans a wide variety of fields, including securities and consumer fraud class actions, product liability, employment discrimination, white collar, criminal, civil rights, environmental, False Claims Act investigations, and state common law actions.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Mike worked for two large Chicago-based law firms, where he represented several Fortune 500 companies and prominent political figures. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Terence T. Evans of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as a Seventh Circuit staff attorney.