The son and grandson of Local 553 pipefitters, Mike is a trial lawyer who has represented the seriously injured and victims of asbestos-related diseases since graduating from law school. Mike tirelessly pursues justice for working men and women who were injured through no fault of their own. Mike was born and raised in northeastern Madison County, and still calls that area home. He joined the firm in 2014, after practicing with The Law Office of Michael Bilbrey since 2009.
Mike received his bachelor's degree in journalism with honors from the University of Illinois, and graduated as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society. He received his law degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, and graduated as a member of The Order of Barristers, a national honor society recognizing excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy. While in law school, Mike was a member of the SIU's appellate moot court team and represented SIU in competitions in both Virginia and California. He serves as a judge for moot court competitions at the SIU School of Law annually.
Mike is an avid sports fan. He is a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan, and has been to the every stadium in the National League's Central Division. In the baseball offseason, he follows University of Illinois Fighting Illini football and basketball, the St. Louis Blues, and the Los Angeles Rams.
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
J.D. - 2009
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
B.S. (with Honors) - 2006
United States District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2010
United States District Court Central District of Illinois, 2012
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2010
The Order of Barristers
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Appellate Advocacy (2007)
Phi Kappa Phi
Madison County Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association