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Mike has wide-ranging trial experience in professional liability, products liability, commercial litigation, and intellectual property where he is a licensed attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
His representative cases include:
Frey v. Shell: Defense verdict in products liability case involving alleged permanent eye injury.
Freeland v. AM: Successful defense of Fortune 500 company in federal products liability trial involving disability and brain injury.
Gulley v. F, M.D.: Defense verdict in malpractice case involving intra-cranial abscess.
Jordan v. Maloney: Defense verdict in professional liability and fraud case against home inspector and realtor.
Hoskins v. F, M.D.: Defense verdict in federal malpractice and civil rights case involving metastatic prostate cancer.
Gallina v. W, M.D.: Defense verdict in malpractice case involving talar neck fracture.
Bahrs v. B, M.D.: Defense verdict in federal civil rights case involving colon cancer.
Magurany v. S: Defense verdict in rear end collision resulting in partial paralysis and brain damage.
Stephenson v. O, M.D.: Defense verdict in federal civil rights case involving back surgery.
Three arbitration victories for a Fortune 100 Internet/Cable Company in cases involving breach of contract, fraud, and alleged violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Deceptive Business Practices Act.
Lead counsel in a Fortune 500 company in the largest multiple site CERCLA litigation in southern Illinois and he continues to be involved in the defense of a refinery alleged by several hundred residents to have collectively contaminated air and ground water causing personal injury and property damage.Mike received a Bachelor of Science-Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame, and he is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases. Prior to law school, Mike worked as an electrical engineer at Ralston Purina in St. Louis, Missouri. After receiving his law degree, Mike served as a judicial clerk to Federal District Judge Richard Mills in Springfield, Illinois. Following that clerkship, he worked in private practice in Springfield. He joined Heyl Royster in the Springfield office in 2000.