Mike formed his firm in 1994 after 14 years as a partner and 5 years as an associate with Cleckner and Fearen. He believes in a hands-on approach to the practice of the law and closely monitors the activities of the personnel in the firm. The practice of the law has been rewarding to him and he has given back to the profession in numerous ways. For example, he has authored and edited four books: Pennsylvania School Personnel Actions; United States School Law and Rules; Municipal Liability in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania School Laws and Rules. He has authored the chapter on Schools, Colleges and Universities in West’s Legal Forms encyclopedia. He has assumed positions of leadership in professional associations, having served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of School Attorneys and moving through the chairs of the Education Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer at statewide and national seminars. He has been quoted in such national publications as U.S. News and World Report and the National Review.
Mike has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the Schools & Education practice area by the publishers of Philadelphia magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Law & Politics, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.