Michael W. DeWitt is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who has litigated cases in most Ohio counties and in various federal courts across the country. He has argued appellate matters in Ohio appellate courts, and in the Fourth and Sixth Circuit U.S. Courts of Appeal. Mike represents corporate clients in business disputes, both prior to and after the institution of litigation. During his career, Mike has assisted clients in matters involving breach of contract, fraudulent inducement of contract and enforcement and defense of non-compete contracts, as well defending entities against allegations of bad faith and punitive damages.
Mike is also a known authority and expert in litigating matters on behalf of insurance companies, plan administrators and plan sponsors in both ERISA and non-ERISA matters. A frequent speaker and writer on the topics, Mike draws upon his experience as both an insurance agent and a licensed securities broker to provide a unique perspective and practical solutions to the challenges and issues confronting the insurance industry. While Mike devotes a significant portion of his practice to developing litigation resolution strategies related to life, health and disability insurance claims-handling disputes, he has also represented clients in matters involving property damage and catastrophic personal injuries. His experience includes defending insureds in such matters, as well as representing insurance companies in coverage litigation arising from these incidents.
Mike also represents companies in cases before both insurance and securities regulatory agencies. His representation has included defending and prosecuting cases involving contractual disputes between insurance representatives/agents and their companies, both in court and in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Mike is also an adjunct professor in Capital University Law School's ABA-accredited paralegal program where he teaches legal research and writing.
Mike currently serves Of Counsel with the following law firms: