Called to the Bar in 1993 after graduating from the University of Victoria Law School, Mike practises exclusively in the area of class actions and mass tort litigation. Mike was a member of the counsel team that certified the first class action in Ontario, and settled the first class action in Ontario. Since that time, Mike has been counsel on dozens of class actions representing both plaintiffs and defendants across all levels of court, and has appeared in the courts of many Canadian provinces. Since its inaugural 2006 edition, Mike has been named annually in The Best Lawyers in Canada, and he is the co-author of Butterworths’ Class Actions Law and Practice looseleaf service. Mike is a frequent speaker at The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute, the Barreau du Québec and The Advocates' Society.