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Mike concentrates his practice in civil defense litigation, including medical malpractice and nursing home litigation. In addition to defending physicians and long term care facilities in malpractice litigation and personal injury claims, Mike also handles a myriad of administrative issues for long term care facilities, including involuntary discharge proceedings, licensure issues, fraud and abuse claims, and other litigation.
Mike has taken numerous cases to verdict and has represented the firm's clients in jury trials, high-exposure mediations and settlement conferences. He has represented physicians as well as Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, professionals and insurance companies in a variety of cases. Mike has also defended the firm's clients and their interests at depositions, including those of plaintiffs, co-defendants, witnesses, treating physicians, and expert witnesses. He has presented physicians, nurses and nursing assistants for deposition in numerous professional liability cases. Mike is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated lawyer who currently chairs the firm’s Long Term Care/Nursing Home practice group.
Mike started his legal career with the firm as a law clerk in the Peoria office. After completing a judicial clerkship with Illinois Appellate Court Judge Tom M. Lytton in 2004, Mike joined the firm’s Rockford office.