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Mike is a highly experienced personal injury attorney who has successfully litigated cases in federal and state courts across the county. He rejoined YJB in April 2016, after having previously been with the firm from 1990 to 2002.In addition to his trial work, Mike is a skilled appellate attorney. He argued and won Gallagher v. BNSF, 829 N.W.2d 85 (Minn. App. 2013), an important FELA and Federal Safety Appliance Act case in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Mike also has extensive experience representing railroad workers under the Federal Rail Safety Act whistleblower law, 49 U.S.C. Sec. 20109.

Continuing Legal Education:

Early in his career, Mike graduated from the highly regarded Fred Lane Trial Academy in Chicago, one of the pioneers of modern trial technique. He also attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advanced Trial Program in Boulder, Colorado.

Mike has lectured at continuing legal education programs on personal injury matters, courtroom medical issues, and legal research.

Personal Life

Mike is a native of Omaha, NE. He and his wife, Marilyn, live in White Bear Lake, MN with their daughter, Charlotte, a student at Bemidji State University. Mike’s other daughter, Molly, lives in White Lake, MI with her husband.

In his free time, Mike enjoys reading and sports along with playing piano and tenor sax. He was a long-time member of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Police Bands.

Practice Areas
  • Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
  • Federal Rail Safety Act (Whistleblower)
  • Personal Injury
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, North Dakota
  • Admitted pro hac vice (for a particular case) in numerous courts around the country.
  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • Michigan State University