Michael’s litigation experience draws from his time as a law clerk for Chief Circuit Judge Paul F. Isaacs and in private practice with an insurance defense firm. In addition to insurance defense, Michael also does work representing business owners in commercial litigation.
Michael is originally from Little Falls in Upstate New York, and his love of horses is what brought him to the Bluegrass Region for law school at the University of Kentucky. He rides quarter horses and hunter/jumper, and has shown Western in the past. An interest in equine law has provided Michael with the ideal opportunity to combine his hobby with his legal expertise.
Drafted a Motion to Alter, Amend, or Vacate on the issue of piecing the corporate veil, resulting in avoidance of a $900,000 judgment.
Obtained a verdict in favor of a major national insurer in a small claims trial.
Taken and/or defended 15 depositions.
Drafted a Motion for Summary Judgment that was granted and dismissed third-party bad faith claims.
Drafted a coverage opinion interpreting provisions of an insurance policy with coverage totaling $2M.
Responsible for coordinating with co-counsel in Cincinnati and Cleveland regarding substantive pleadings, motions, and appellate briefs in litigation with a procedurally complex history that began in 2003.
Handled a federal interpleader action involving 27 Interpleader Defendants, including filings and conferences with the Court, resulting in a $100,000 judgment in favor of the Interpleader Defendant client.
Law clerk for Chief Circuit Judge Paul F. Isaacs, Circuit 14, Division II (Georgetown, KY) (Sept. 2015 – Aug. 2016).
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Central Kentucky American Inn of Court
Central Kentucky Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society
Kentucky Horse Council, Member
Lexington Young Professionals Association
Kentuxky Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council
UK College of Law Equine Law Society, President & Treasurer
Kentucky Journal of Agriculture, Equine and Natural Resource Law
Trial Advocacy Board
UK College of Law Provost Fellowship
VITA Tax Clinic Volunteer
UK College of Law Pro Bono Award
Gettysburg College, B.A. (2012)
University of Kentucky, J.D. (2015)
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