Mr. Michael Traven is engaged in an active civil and administrative trial practice in both state and federal courts, representing healthcare entities, oil and gas companies, financial institutions and other public and private business entities.
He is an ardent litigator, serving as lead counsel in numerous civil jury trials involving medical-malpractice, contract disputes, defamation and related business torts, shareholder disputes (e.g., tortious interference with business relationship, trade secret, and non-compete violations), shareholder and LLC disputes and their fiduciary obligations, real-estate litigation, construction litigation, and creditors rights’ issues and related bankruptcy and receivership issues.
Mr. Traven has substantial work experience successfully representing hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers in litigation matters, particularly those defending medical-malpractice lawsuits in cases involving wrongful and negligent death claims.
His experience and knowledge of medical-malpractice defense includes: catastrophic injury, wrongful death, infant death, brain injuries, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and many surgical and nursing issues. He regularly works with top medical experts to understand the unique underlying issues in order to aggressively defend each case. Mr. Traven works with his clients to facilitate early case assessment and pre-suit investigations.
Mr. Traven also has significant experience in complex business litigation. He has tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts and handled numerous appeals, many resulting in published opinions.
- Capital University Law School, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2006
- Denison University, B.A., History, 2001
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Colorado
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