A member of the Labor and Employment Department, Mike’s background enables him to provide a unique perspective on employment issues, specifically those related to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Having served two overseas combat tours as an Officer in the 101st Airborne Division, Mike understands the practical realities and challenges of military men and women reentering the workforce, from the viewpoint of both the employee and the employer. He is adept at working with employers and guiding them through the nuances of the USERRA, balancing his knowledge of the law with his personal experiences. Mike’s military background, including his service as a Platoon Leader (Iraq) and Company Commander (Afghanistan), has also provided him the leadership and management capabilities necessary to efficiently work through disputes, quickly drilling down to the heart of the matter to find a resolution.
Mike also has experience handling a variety of other employment matters, including Title VII work and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions. Prior to joining Dinsmore, Mike worked in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.