Michael W. Rich
Associate
PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS
AFFILIATIONS

Mike’s Profile

Mike is an Associate and member of the firm’s Government Solutions team.

His practice focuses on commercial litigation with experience in federal procurement and service contracts, construction contracts, and employment litigation. Mike has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.”

Mike graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama School of Law where he was Acquisitions Editor and Managing Board Member for the Alabama Law Review. He received his B.A. in Economics from The University of Oklahoma.

Mike’s Experience

  • Team Systems Int’l, LLC v. AQuate Corp., 682 F. App’x 820 (11th Cir. 2017). Obtained an affirmation of district court’s limitation of damages based on plaintiff’s failure to mitigate
  • DeVillo v. Vision Centric, Inc., No. 5:15-cv-2211-AKK, 2017 WL 3425464 (N.D. Ala.). Obtained summary judgment against whistleblower plaintiff on an issue of first impression in the 11th Circuit
  • International Auto Logisitics, LLC. v. Vehicle Processing Center of Fayeteville, Inc. _ F. App’x _ (11th Cir. 2018).

Mike’s Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Government Contracts, Employment & Labor, Business Litigation, Appellate (2017-Present)

Mike’s Affiliation & Civic Involvement

  • Leadership Huntsville Connect Class (2017)
CONTACT
T 256.512.5725
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Assistant
Cortni Linderman
RELATED INDUSTRIES & SERVICES
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama
U.S. District Court:Alabama(Northern), Tennessee(Middle, Western)
U.S. Court of Appeals:Sixth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
EDUCATION
University of Alabama School of Law (2012, J.D., summa cum laude, Alabama Law Review Acquisitions Editor and Managing Board Member, Order of the Coif, M. Leigh Harrison Award, Hugo L. Black Scholar, Dean Thomas W. Christopher Prize, Bench and Bar Honor Society)
University of Oklahoma (1997, B.A., Economics, Oklahoma Regents’ Scholar, National Merit Scholar)
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

Honorable S. Thomas Anderson
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee (August 2012-August 2013)

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