Mike Boyle represents investors in FINRA arbitrations and also prosecutes the firm’s class action cases on behalf of consumers and investors.
Prior to joining the firm, Mike clerked for the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr., a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit during the 2011-2012 term. Mike began his career with the international law firm Covington & Burling, LLP, in San Francisco. He also worked for the San Francisco firm Carroll Burdick & McDonaugh, LLP and the Columbus firm Carpenter Lipps & Leland, LLP. With these firms, Mike handled a wide spectrum of legal cases, from nine-figure bankruptcies and insurance coverage actions to individual real estate disputes.
Mike has also maintained a significant pro bono practice. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mike volunteered with a free legal clinic run by Loyola University of New Orleans, in which he provided a wide range of services to displaced residents of Louisiana. Mike also served with the San Francisco Bar Association’s Legal Assistance project, providing free legal assistance to low income residents of the Bay Area. He also handles indigent criminal appeals in front of the Sixth Circuit pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act.
Mike attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 2008. He also served as a Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and was a finalist in the Keedy Cup Moot Court competition. Prior to law school, Mike graduated with honors from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, with a focus on political theory.
Mike is a member of the California and Ohio Bar, and is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Districts of California, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the Northern and Southern District of Ohio.