As the law evolves on a day-to-day basis, Mike continues to adjust his approach and meet new challenges. He once appeared before an arbitrator on an issue for which there was no case law on the subject and opposing counsel, who had more than 20 years of experience on him, said challenging the issue was a mistake. Mike didn’t back down and in the end, opposing counsel approached him to settle the case.
As a member of the firm’s Transportation Service Group, Mike represents motor carriers and their drivers in personal injury, cargo loss and damage, and commercial claim matters in both state and federal court. Mike also assists in investigation, monitoring, and reporting of potential claims as a member of the firm’s Immediate Response Team.
Prior to joining SmithAmundsen Mike represented plaintiffs in personal injury and workers’ compensation matters. He draws on this experience when defending his clients in order to realistically evaluate all potential outcomes.
Outside the office, Mike helps coach youth hockey. He enjoys teaching young kids the leadership skills and life lessons that he learned throughout his career as a youth hockey player.
Membership & Involvement
Member: Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Claims Association of Greater Chicago (CAGC)
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