“If I have a complex problem that might lead to litigation or already is in litigation—no matter where in the country—I trust Mike and his team to handle it.”
Mike is a first-chair trial attorney who helps individuals and companies solve their complex legal problems in courtrooms across the country. Individuals and companies turn to Mike when they need to fight in an intellectual property case, a commercial case, or need assistance in an internal investigation. Mike has represented some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the country and he has represented small businesses here in Nebraska. Mike has been recognized by SuperLawyers magazine as a top litigation attorney for each of the past five years.
In Nebraska, Mike has served as local counsel in some of the most complex cases in the state, most recently serving as local counsel in the last patent case to go to verdict in Nebraska. In his capacity as local counsel, Mike has worked with some of the largest, most sophisticated law firms and the largest clients in the country. Mike and his team have the experience and background to assist clients with any case as local counsel in Nebraska.
Mike represents clients in courtrooms around the country, from Oregon to Nebraska to Virginia to Texas. He maintains his national practice from his home state of Nebraska, where he lives with his wife, Heather, and his three daughters Alice, Elsie, and Clara Jane.
Before starting private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Edith Brown Clement, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Mike graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor on the Law Review.
Prism Technologies v. T-Mobile USA, Inc. – Mike’s client T-Mobile achieved a complete defense verdict after a two-week jury trial. Mike represented T-Mobile in multi-year, $100 million patent case and was part of trial team (Mike picked the jury, cross-examining key witness, and advised as to local strategy issues).
Hayneedle v. J.C. Penney Co. - Mike served as Nebraska counsel for J.C. Penney in a significant trademark infringement suit, assisting J.C. Penney in defending against a motion for preliminary injunction.
Clear with Computers v. Valmont – Mike resolved the case for his client. Mike represented Valmont Industries in a web technology patent case filed in the Eastern District of Texas.
Camris Technologies v. Siemens, et al. – Mike resolved the dispute favorably for his client Camris Technologies. Mike was lead counsel for Camris regarding a dispute relating to the development of innovative industrial water purification technology. After defeating defendants’ dispositive motion and successfully winning a variety of discovery motions, the case resolved on the eve of trial.
Kaavo v. Tier 3, et al. – Mike resolved the matter for his clients. Mike represented CenturyLink-owned companies in two related patent cases, both involving cloud computing technology, filed in the District of Delaware. Mike argued and won motions to stay discovery in each case; after a successful Alice motion invalidating the independent claims of the parent patent, the cases settled.
Fast Ball Sports v. Southshore Baseball, et al. – Mike’s clients were dismissed. Mike represented a number of minor league baseball clubs in a commercial suit filed in Nebraska state court. After an aggressive defense, Mike’s clients were dismissed during discovery.