Mike focuses his practice on representing clients involved in litigation over business, insurance and maritime disputes. He has tried, arbitrated, and otherwise litigated cases involving breach of contract, personal injuries, liability under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law, vessel arrests and maritime attachments, and availability of insurance coverage under general liability, marine and health insurance policies. He recently recovered a multi-million dollar judgment following a jury trial in Rhode Island federal court.
Mike is a frequent author and speaker on topics including federal court practice and procedure, admiralty law, and insurance coverage. For several years, he taught a course on federal court commercial litigation at the Roger Williams University School of Law. In 2016, Chief Judge William Smith appointed Mike to serve as co-chair of the local rules review committee for the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. He also is a co-author of the Local Admiralty Rules for the District of Rhode Island.