Mike is a commercial litigator specializing in complex construction and real estate disputes, often involving power plants and commercial manufacturing facilities. Mike successfully manages all aspects of litigation and arbitration, including early dispute resolution, electronic discovery, involvement of expert witnesses, dispositive briefing and arguments, and evidentiary proceedings.
Mike routinely appears in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, and is licensed to practice in all of Georgia's state and appellate courts, Georgia's federal district courts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mike has significant experience in both single and multi-arbitrator proceedings under a variety of state codes and arbitration rules, and in challenging the enforceability of arbitration agreements and awards.
Mike earned his J.D. in 2004 from Vanderbilt University and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Auburn University in 2000. Mike is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry’s Design Division, and is currently serving as a board member of the Atlanta Community ToolBank.
- Counsel to the co-owner of a nuclear power generating facility in litigation arising out of the plant’s expansion.
- Counsel to the owner of three coal burning power plants located in Maryland in litigation arising out of the installation of wet scrubbers.
- Counsel to the owner of two commercial manufacturing facilities in litigation arising out of the expansion of both sites.
- Counsel to a global real estate developer in arbitration involving construction defect claims arising out of the building of a multi-use commercial project in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Counsel to the regional office of the general contractor on all disputes and transactional matters throughout the United States.
- Current editor of the Alston & Bird Construction Group’s bi-monthly publication Construction Cite, a periodical offering professionals insights into emerging trends and recent legal developments in the construction industry.
- Current editor of the Alston & Bird Government Contract’s Group’s bi-monthly publication Government Contracts Review, which provides perspective and analysis on current issues affecting government contractors.