Mike is a no nonsense trial lawyer. Well versed, experienced , and skilled in all aspects of litigation, he focuses his practice on resolving civil disputes including family law/divorce matters, complex civil disputes, and injury/negligence/malpractice cases.
For over 20 years he has been working with clients throughout Maryland obtaining favorable outcomes. Mike’s clients rave about his caring attitude, personal attention, commitment to excellence, and, when and if the time comes, impressive and quality trial presentations. Mike is one of those rare lawyers that can litigate a complex dispute without notes and checklists. By the time a case is called for trial, Mike knows the facts inside and out; his trial strategy and legal arguments having been perfected and crafted well in advance.
Although he prefers resolving cases at the trial court level, Mike has argued many cases at the Court of Special Appeals and is credited with the appellate reported opinions of Abramson v. Wildman (breach of contract between attorney and client), Gruss. v. Gruss (a civil procedure issue), and Lapides v. Trabbic (tort issue).
Mike is a member of the Baltimore County Bar Association and the Maryland Association for Justice. He routinely volunteers his time and services to CHANA to assist victims of domestic violence. He is a regular volunteer at the Jewish Legal Services Clinic in Baltimore and co-chairs the Lawyers for Israel campaign (Baltimore Region) for the Jewish National Fund.
Mike is called upon frequently to assist other lawyers develop legal strategies and to evaluate legal disputes. He finds he is the lawyer that other lawyers call. He has, and continues to represent, lawyers going through their own divorces.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in real estate and finance and was an honors graduate of the University of Baltimore where he was selected to serve as the executive editor of the Law Review.
When out of the office you will find Mike riding his Harley Davidson or swimming at the local health club. He is the proud parent of Arielle and David (both undergraduate students at Washington University in St. Louis), Sydney (an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University), and Michael (in high school at Beth Tfiloh Community School in Baltimore). He and his wife, Jodie (also a lawyer in the firm) reside in Reisterstown.
- BS, Real Estate & Finance, University of Connecticut
- JD, University of Baltimore School of Law
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Baltimore County Bar Association
- Maryland Association for Justice
- Presenter, 2009 Meet the Masters Law Seminar
- Executive Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
- Gruss v. Gruss, Civil procedure issue
- Lapides v. Trabbic, Family Law
- Abramson v. Wildman, Breach of Attorney/Client Contract
In the Community
- Volunteer Lawyer, Jewish Legal Services
- You will often find Mike cruising around Baltimore on his Harley, training for triathlons or biking across Israel.