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Michael L. Dillard Jr.

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Practice Areas
  • Business/Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Personal Injury Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Employment Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2021
Professional Associations
  • Columbus Bar Association

Biography

Mike has spent his legal career helping clients with complex commercial/business litigation and personal injury lawsuits. Mike focuses his practice on providing practical and sound solutions for his clients to reduce the stress and uncertainty often felt by those faced with litigation matters. Mike relies on a broad-based business background and strives to know his clients' business in order to anticipate their needs and provide creative and innovative solutions to enhance business goals and legal objectives.

While Mike focuses his practice on complex commercial/business litigation and personal injury lawsuits, he has also been involved in a broad range of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts including contract, real estate, construction, product liability, business tort, employment, trade secret, intellectual property, and environmental disputes. He has significant experience working on all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Education

  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • The Ohio State University, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1999
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Journalism

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014 – 2018
  • Piercing/Protecting the Corporate Veil & Alter Ego Liability CLE, Rossdale Group, 2018
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil, NACLE, 2017

Classes/Seminars

  • Piercing/Protecting the Corporate Veil & Alter Ego, Rossdale CLE, 2016 to 2019
  • Litigating the Case, National Business Institute, 2015

Current Employment

  • Piercing/Protecting the Corporate Veil & Alter Ego, Rossdale CLE, 2016 to 2019
  • Litigating the Case, National Business Institute, 2015 – Present

Past Employment

  • Smith Law Office, Attorney, 2020 to 2021
  • Thompson Hine, LLP., Counsel, 2008 to 2020

Pro Bono Activities

  • Landlord Tenant/Columbus Legal Aid, 2010 to 2011