Experience at Work
Mike concentrates his practice in copyright, trademark, First Amendment and media law, including libel and privacy rights. He is a widely recognized trial lawyer in the area of general commercial litigation, and regularly advises clients on a range of intellectual property matters.
A veteran of numerous jury trials, Mike has handled lawsuits and arbitrations in various venues across the nation. He has served as a court-appointed mediator in a variety of intellectual property lawsuits, including copyright, trademark, patent and libel cases. Prior to joining Capes Sokol, Mike was a principal of Kahn Gerber PC and a partner in the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP.
In the Community
In addition to his active practice, Mike is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, where he teaches an upper level course on Censorship and Free Expression. He is also the award-winning author of numerous novels and short stories.
Mike serves on the Board of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation and is active in the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.