Michael Katz

Associate

Biography

Michael Katz is an associate in Bricker’s Construction Law Group. His practice ranges from helping prepare construction project agreements and other front-end contract and bidding documents, both for public and private projects, to assisting in litigation for clients engaged in pending or ongoing lawsuits. His litigation experience includes drafting pleadings, extensive motion practice, and assisting in the preparation of appellate briefs and other appellate advocacy needs.

Prior to his time at Bricker, Michael worked as a summer research associate for the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University, in the Center for Criminal Defense, doing pro bono criminal defense work. He also spent time as an independent researcher in psychology at Miami University, researching mirror neurons and behavioral mimicry in social interactions. He was a member of Bricker & Eckler’s 2014 Summer Associate group and spent a portion of his summer experience working with the intellectual property team of a major financial services client.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler Summer Associate Committee
Presentations & Published Works
  • Author, "New legislation proposes public water systems asset management requirements," March 2017
  • Speaker, “Bid Alternates and Sole Source,” Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contractors in Ohio, May 2017
  • Speaker, “Beginning a Project – Decision Points,” Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2016
  • Author, "Ohio case protects political subdivisions’ general immunity when facing claims for purely economic damages," November 2016
  • Author, "The proper allocation of revenues from a county sewer district: Funding the county sanitary engineering department," August 2016
  • Author, "The use of drones in the construction project marketplace," May 2016
  • Author, "Ohio appellate court upholds waiver of claims clauses," May 2016
  • Speaker, "Bid Alternates and Sole Source," Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts in Ohio, May 2016
  • Author, "Owner’s recourse for certain defective contractor-furnished equipment," March 2016
Education
  • Northwestern University (J.D., 2015); Individual Comment Editor for the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Miami University (B.A., magna cum laude, psychology); one of nine students in the College of Arts and Sciences to receive a Dean’s Scholar Award
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