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About Michael

Michael Mims enjoys a diverse practice that includes commercial and environmental litigation, general corporate representation, health care law, and transportation law. He has represented several healthcare providers in medical malpractice actions, many of which have proceeded to jury trials. He has litigated multiple injunction actions in the waste industry related to a competitor’s unfair trade practices and has advised healthcare providers on drafting and negotiating employment contracts. Michael has litigated claims against the United States in the Court of Federal Claims related to the taking of a plaintiff’s property without paying just compensation, and has represented the holders of air permits in environmental disputes in federal court. 
Throughout his career, Michael has obtained multiple defense jury verdicts in favor of healthcare providers in malpractice trials, including a jury verdict in favor of a pediatric emergency medicine physician in a case involving the death of a nine­ year-­old girl due to complications from swine flu.  He has obtained injunctions in both Shreveport, LA and Houston, TX in favor of one of the three largest waste management companies in North America related to a competitor’s unfair trade practices. He has also negotiated and drafted a $1.5 million stock redemption agreement on behalf of members of a medical laboratory 
In his time at Bradley Murchison, Michael has published articles about strategies for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as on transportation law and health care liability law.
Tried a week-long jury trial and obtained a jury verdict in favor of a pediatric emergency medicine physician in a case involving the death of a nine­-year-­old girl due to complications from swine flu.
Obtained injunctions in both Shreveport, LA and Houston, TX in favor of one of the three largest waste management companies in North America related to a competitor’s unfair trade practices.
Negotiated and drafted a $1.5 million stock redemption agreement on behalf of members of a medical laboratory.
Tried a week-long jury trial and obtained a jury verdict in favor of a general surgeon in a case involving the death of a patient following hernia repair surgery.
Tried a week-long jury trial and obtained a jury verdict in favor of a general surgeon in a case involving complications from gallbladder removal.

Selected as “Top Lawyer” in New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine for Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigations / Class Actions, 2020

Publications:

Properly Limiting the Lost Chance Doctrine in Medical Malpractice Cases: A Practitioners’ Rejoinder, 81 La. L. Rev. 863 (2021) (co-authored with Ricky Crisler)

“Recent Developments in Louisiana Medical Malpractice Law,” 74 La. L. Rev. 873, (co-authored with Natalie J. Dekaris), 2014.
“Transition from Law School to Law Practice: The Skills and Pointers We Wish We Had Known,” co-authored with Crystal E. Domreis for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s Associate Skills Set Seminar, June 2012.
“A Trap for the Unwary: The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel After Montejo v. Louisiana,” 71 La. L. Rev. 345, 2010.
Practice Areas
Industries
Education
Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Civil Law, 2011
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts, 2008
Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 2011

Courts

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Federal Claims

Associations

Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, formerly served as member of the Young Lawyers Committee Regional Competition Coordinator for the LSBA’s annual High School Mock Trial Competition, 2015-present Coach, Jesuit High School Mock Trial Team, 2011-2014