Experience

Mike brings nearly two decades of legal experience as he first started his career in 2004 as a paralegal with a small firm in Columbia, MD. He continued working full-time while attending law school at night at the University of Baltimore, where he graduated with honors. He then worked as an associate for a large real estate firm in Bethesda prior to joining Franklin and Prokopik.

Since joining Franklin and Prokopik in 2015, Mike has litigated hundreds of cases at the Workers’ Compensation Commission, and numerous jury and bench trials throughout the state. He has also briefed and argued matters before the Maryland appellate courts. Mike has returned several defense jury trial verdicts and victories at the appellate courts, saving his clients immeasurable amounts in potential exposure. He has also written for the business law and workers’ compensation newsletters, and presented on various workers’ compensation topics through webinars and seminars.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Selected to Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Stars for Workers’ Compensation, 2019-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022-2023
  • Member, National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, 2022

Activities

Mike enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and kids during his time away from work. He has an unyielding appreciation for the outdoors and enjoys almost any outdoor activity, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and recreational sports. Mike also volunteers for various activities at his kids’ school and helps coach their youth sports’ teams.