Michael’s primary expertise is defending mass torts and individual cases involving pharmaceutical products, dietary supplements, consumer products, and medical devices. He defends large corporations in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in high-profile product liability litigation. He has extensive experience guiding clients through all phases of complex, multidistrict litigation, and statewide coordinated actions. Michael also has wide-ranging general litigation experience, including representing plaintiffs in catastrophic truck and automobile accident cases, defending insurance companies in coverage and bad faith suits, and defending senior living facilities, nursing homes, and car rental companies in injury cases. Michael has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America®, including the designation of 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati for Product Liability Litigation and named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.
(J.D., magna cum laude, 1990)
Michael is the President of his parish’s conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He visits neighbors in need to provide material and emotional support in an effort to help them meet their most basic needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, and medicine.
Michael loves to travel, hike, and camp in the mountains.