At a young age, Mike began working part-time for his father’s court reporting firm and quickly realized how much he enjoyed working with attorneys. Once he completed his studies, Mike joined the family business full-time and was tasked to grow the business in new ways. At a legal trade show in the late 1990s, Mike met two individuals who had developed software for courtroom presentation. Fascinated by the possibilities of how a visually compelling presentation could help lawyers win in court, Mike knew he needed to be a part of this emerging field. Mike quickly learned the software, bought the necessary equipment, and in late 1999, started offering trial presentation services through his father’s court reporting firm. In 2005, he went out on his own, establishing MGM Trial Services.
Since then, Mike and his team have been trusted advisors to dozens of law firms during trial, mediation, arbitration, and complex negotiations. They’ve participated in hundreds of cases including patent litigation, product liability, environmental class action cases, medical malpractice, contested wills, and white-collar criminal proceedings. And while Mike’s title is president of the company, you won’t find him hiding in the corner office. You’ll find him in the courtroom, on Zoom depositions, in a client’s office discussing case strategy, or in the ‘war room’ prepping a witness. Mike remains totally hands-on.
Mike is proficient with OnCue, MGM’s preferred trial presentation software, as well as with PowerPoint, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and many other applications that support his clients’ needs. Mike is a strategic problem-solver. He knows the challenges litigators face when trying to present complex evidence in the simplest, most understandable way. Mike leverages his 20+ years of trial presentation experience to help tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor.