Areas of Practice
- Small Business
- Labor & Employment
- General Counsel Program
- Commercial Litigation & Finance
- Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
- Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
- Business and Corporate
- Appellate Advocacy
At Franklin & Prokopik, Michael regularly represents businesses of all sizes, and their owners, officers, and directors, in litigation before Federal and state courts, and in private arbitrations. He also represents personal representatives, trustees, and other fiduciaries, and counsels clients in the avoidance of potential litigation and the resolution of disputes before they mature into full-blown litigation. He also assists business clients with asset sales, mergers, and acquisitions, and with day-to-day legal matters.
Prior to joining the firm, he practiced with large Baltimore firms, both as a litigator and as a transactional attorney, then ran his own solo practice, before spending eight years as a commercial litigator for a small firm in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
Bar and Court Admissions
- Maryland State Bar, 1998
- California State Bar, 2003 (inactive status)
- Nevada State Bar, 2010 (inactive status)
- United States District Court for District of Maryland
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1998
- Princeton University–Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Awards and Distinctions
Selected as Top Rated Attorney to SuperLawyers for Business Litigation & Civil Litigation 2014 – 2018
Michael is a member of the Maryland State and Baltimore County Bar Associations. He has taught Legal Analysis, Research and Writing at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the Gilman School. He lived for parts of two summers in Seville, Spain, and speaks Spanish proficiently.