Michael is a seasoned trial lawyer with extensive experience litigating complex civil and criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before regulatory agencies. He is recognized for his experience and results in class action litigation. Michael is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation group.
Michael represents mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, banks, finance companies, and other companies and individuals in a broad range of consumer litigation matters, including claims under state consumer protection statutes and federal statutes such as Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Consumer Leasing Act (CLA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). His practice in this area is national in scope. Michael has acted as national litigation counsel to a major mortgage lender, and he regularly litigates construction and employment-related claims for his business clients.
In addition to consumer-related litigation, Michael has extensive experience in environmental law issues, representing clients in litigation and non-litigation matters. Michael has prosecuted and defended class actions involving contamination of residential properties and drinking water supplies. He has defended industrial and real estate clients in government enforcement proceedings, and he has prosecuted and defended private party environmental claims arising from the sale of industrial properties.
Among Michael’s notable projects:
Michael speaks frequently at continuing legal education meetings, in-house client seminars, and bar and trade association meetings on topics that include class action, consumer financial services, environmental litigation and environmental compliance.