Mike is a trial lawyer who maintains a national practice focused on class action and whistleblower litigation. He serves on the firm's Management Committee and as chair of the Recruitment Committee.

As a litigator, Mike routinely plays a key role in some of the largest antitrust class actions in the country, including In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (more than $300 million in settlements to date), In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (more than $100 million in settlements to date), and In re: Farm-Raised Salmon and Salmon Products Antitrust Litigation ($85 million in settlements). He also helps whistleblowers expose fraudulent conduct that violates the False Claims Act and other federal and state laws. On behalf of his clients, Mike has filed whistleblower complaints with the SEC and the IRS and regularly assists the Department of Justice in investigating and litigating qui tam fraud cases across the country.

Locally, Mike defends businesses and not-for-profit organizations in commercial litigation and administrative proceedings throughout Maine, including by representing bidders in connection with the state procurement process. He also represents Maine healthcare provider organizations in connection with MaineCare and private insurer audits and administrative appeals involving the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Before joining Preti Flaherty, Mike practiced in the New York and Boston offices of WilmerHale LLP, an international law firm. He previously served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts. During that time, he tried a variety of cases to juries and judges, including felony narcotics distribution, felony bank theft, and a domestic violence incident.

Mike’s achievements for his clients have received national recognition. Since 2019, Benchmark Litigation has named him to its “40 & Under Hot List” for his accomplishments in the field of antitrust litigation. Super Lawyers has consistently listed him as a “New England Rising Star.”

Mike grew up in Whitefield, Maine, and now lives in the Portland area.

Professional Activities

  • Cumberland Bar Association, Board Member and Past President
  • American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Member
  • Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum, Participant

Honors & Recognition

Listed as Super Lawyers "New England Rising Star"  2015 - Present
Listed in Benchmark's "40 & Under Hot List" 2019 - Present

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Maine Development Foundation, Leadership Maine (Omega Class)

Firm Highlights


How to navigate the legal side of nondisclosure agreements

Preti Flaherty attorney Kristy Abraham has authored an article for  MaineBiz  on navigating the legal side of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), outlining six questions for organizations to review before entering into a NDA.


Schutz and Harriman Author Article for MLRC on Mill's Veto of Constitutionally Fraught Legislation

In an article for the Media Law Resource Center's July 2023 Media Law Letter,  Preti Flaherty attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman explore Gov. Janet Mills' recent veto of L.D. 1610, “An Act to Prohibit Campaign Spending...


Matt Warner Named to Cannabis Law Journal Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner has been named to the list of Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers for 2023-2024. A joint publication of  Cannabis Law Report and  Cannabis Law...


2023 Maine Employment Law Summit

For nearly 30 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law team has provided Maine employers with practical guidance and best practices at our annual Employment Law Summit. Join us  Thursday, October 5  for the 2023 Employment...


131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...

Press Coverage

Maine Media Organizations Oppose Foreign Electioneering Ban

Question 2 on Maine’s November ballot asserts that corporations owned or controlled by foreign governments do not have the same rights to political speech as companies here in the U.S. and that foreign governments should be prohibited...

Press Coverage

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Wins Public Records Dispute with York County Jail


Preti Flaherty Litigation Practice Group Adds Four New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the addition of four experienced Associates to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group: Stephen Garvey, Michael Hanify, Hanna May, and Tiffany Ottenga. Stephen Garvey is a graduate of Boston...


Municipal Update: Maine Legislature Acts to Clarify Sales of Tax-Acquired Properties

Early this week, in response to the  United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in  Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota  (598 U.S. (2023)) , the Maine Legislature passed emergency legislation establishing a new process for...


Jeffrey Talbert Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers

Jeffrey Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Law Group, has been invited to become a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Membership in the premiere association of environmental lawyers is by...