Mike is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on complex business, and international litigation, including contract disputes, real estate, product and premises liability, trade secret and licensing litigation, cross-border disputes, and insurance coverage. He also has extensive experience in franchise and distribution, eminent domain, and class action litigation.
Mike has successfully represented petroleum product manufacturers, real estate brokers and agents, developers, management companies, franchisors, policyholders, software developers, patent licensors, seafood processors, and other companies and individuals before state and federal courts and in arbitrations throughout the Western United States and internationally. His achievements include jury trial defense verdicts in a multi-million dollar product and premises liability class action, a multi-family toxic exposure lawsuit, and numerous residential real estate non-disclosure actions, as well as successful prosecution of a licensing royalties claim before an International Chamber of Commerce arbitral tribunal in Tokyo, Japan. Mike has been a speaker and panelist on litigation topics relating to the real estate, product liability, petroleum industries, and legal ethics. Mike has been selected to the Super Lawyers list in Washington Super Lawyers magazine, and was recently recognized as a Top 100 Washington Super Lawyer.