Mike is managing partner of the firm’s Richmond office. He is a trial lawyer with experience resolving commercial litigation, government investigations, tort and white-collar criminal defense matters for individuals and corporations. After serving 13 years as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney, winning re-election three times, Mike has earned the respect and admiration of the legal community in Virginia and beyond. Leveraging this experience, he serves clients in a wide array of complex commercial litigation.
During his tenure as Richmond commonwealth’s attorney — the city’s top prosecutor — Mike managed an office of 40 lawyers, led high-profile criminal prosecutions, and was appointed to head politically sensitive investigations involving alleged conduct of top statewide elected officials. He helped Richmond police develop strategies to reduce homicides and violent crimes dramatically and implemented groundbreaking criminal justice reforms adopted by other Virginia localities.
Prior to Mike’s government service, he was a law firm partner representing plaintiffs in claims for medical malpractice and personal injury and individuals in matters involving criminal defense. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mike is active in community and legal organizations and frequently presents at conferences and programs devoted to improving the criminal justice system. Mike also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond School of Law.
Named "Leader of the Year," Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2021
Named to "Leaders in the Law," Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2021
Elected Virginia’s Legal Elite, Criminal Law, Virginia Business Magazine, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Richmond Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
American College of Trial Lawyers
Virginia Law Foundation
Virginia Bar Association
Richmond Criminal Bar Association
Old Dominion Bar Association
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