Bachelor of Arts – English and History
Indiana University (1997)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis (2002)
Master of Business Administration
Indiana University – Indianapolis (2004)
In an effort to provide value-added client service, Mike obtained his master’s degree in business administration after beginning his career as an attorney. Based on his legal and business background, Mike assists clients in developing risk management and litigation avoidance strategies. This includes identifying potential risk areas and ways to minimize these risks, conducting incident investigations, and counseling clients on the impact of corporate policies and practices. He has also used these skills and experiences to assist clients in bringing new products to market.
While in law school, Mike worked for the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana. While at the Worker’s Compensation Board, he worked as the board’s liaison with the Indiana General Assembly. In this role, he drafted legislation, analyzed proposed legislative changes and testified at committee hearings. Mike also spoke to various organizations regarding Indiana’s worker’s compensation laws. In addition, he administered Indiana’s self-insurance program and Indiana’s Second Injury Fund. Mike also served as an associate editor of the Indiana Law Review. He also interned at the Indiana Court of Appeals. Mike graduated with honors.
He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana, as well as before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.
Mike, his wife, Nicki, and their four children reside in Carmel, Indiana.
Indiana State Bar Association
Judicial Reform Committee
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indianapolis American Inn of Court
Heritage Place – President, Board of Directors
United Way’s Ardeth Burkhart Leadership Series
Awards and Recognitions:
Super Lawyers, Indiana Rising Stars: 2011 – 2013
Super Lawyers, Indiana: 2014 – 2021