Mike has extensive experience in litigating high-conflict disputes and delivering creative legal solutions. Mike’s clients rely on his focus on their specific business needs and goals to navigate all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mike also has a wealth of experience advising businesses on transactions, regulatory compliance, and commercial matters.
Mike started his career litigating complex commercial and intellectual property disputes at Los Angeles-based Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, before moving to Seattle and becoming managing partner at Montgomery Scarp & Chait, where his practice included defending transportation claims, catastrophic injury suits and employment claims, in addition to a wide variety of commercial litigation. Mike has worked with clients in an array of industries, from entertainment to railroads, high tech to retail, and loves the process of learning the ins-and-outs of his clients’ businesses.
Mike lives on Vashon Island with his wife and three daughters. When not in the office, you can find Mike in the kitchen fermenting something (anything!), building backyard structures with his daughters, or cheering on his old team, the Husky Crew.