Michael H. Carpenter

Carpenter Lipps & Leland

Practice Area: Litigation

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2017
  • 2019
All Star


“Mike is flexible and astute: he does whatever it takes to get the job done.”
“Mike has great legal judgement.”         


Mike Carpenter is an experienced trial lawyer who is widely regarded as one of the country’s leading litigators. Over the years, he has tried cases and represented clients throughout Ohio and in some 35 other states. In the process, he has earned recognition as one of the Best Lawyers In America in three areas: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2014 Columbus Lawyer of the Year), Commercial Litigation, and Defendants Personal Injury Litigation (2012 Columbus Lawyer of the Year); he is an Ohio Super Lawyer; and he is a Chambers U.S.A. designee in commercial litigation. He was named one of the country’s 500 leading litigators by Lawdragon.com, joining just seven other Ohio lawyers on that list.

Among the cases he has handled and tried are class and individual actions for automobile manufacturers, banks and insurers, antitrust cases, ERISA/pension litigation, numerous takeover suits, securities cases, automobile products liability actions, minority shareholder disputes, joint venture disputes, and First Amendment media cases. Mike has tried cases throughout Ohio, as well as coast to coast, from Los Angeles to Philadelphia, from Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Nashville, Tennessee.

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