Mike has a national trial practice concentrating on construction defects, products liability, commercial litigation and first-party insurance coverage claims. He has tried more than 50 jury trials to a conclusion and argued more than 500 binding arbitrations, involving products ranging from industrial fasteners and construction materials to electrical components as well as catastrophic building failures, mold infestations and commercial disputes. Mike has the experience to analyze cases early to develop an effective litigation plan and budget. Mike coordinates closely with experts, witnesses and the client to obtain the best possible outcome. Mike began his career as a prosecutor for the city of Minneapolis, before moving to civil litigation. He has served as Regional Special Investigative Unit Counsel to one of the country’s largest insurers where he defended the company from fraudulent claims, and he has represented the largest manufacturer of residential glass doors and windows and one of the country’s largest natural history museums.