MICHAEL BRUSH

Mike first worked for the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, where he successfully prosecuted over 400 felony cases.  He has extensive First Chair jury trial experienced, including 20 jury trials, 6 of which were murder cases.  As a prosecutor, Mike established a reputation for being hardworking and willing to take a case to trial.  This valuable courtroom experience allows Mike to convey his client's message to a judge or jury to obtain a favorable outcome.  Mike represents his clients with the same confidence, hard work, and dedication no matter what type of problem his client is facing. 

After leaving the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, Mike used his courtroom experience working for a large law firm defending insurance companies, as well as expanding his criminal defense practice.  With this unique experience, Mike is familiar with the claims handling process and works diligently to obtain settlements for his clients. As a criminal defense attorney Mike has successfully tried a number of jury trials resulting in not guilty verdicts.  

Although focusing on criminal law, Mike is also proficient in OVI cases, personal injury cases, juvenile delinquency, abuse, neglect and dependency cases, custody matters and protection orders. Mike serves as a part-time prosecutor for the City of Miamisburg primarily handling cases for Miami Township.        

Mike has won several awards based on his work as an attorney.  He was most recently recognized for Client Satisfaction and for the 2nd straight year, he was recognized as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers for 2018.  Outside of the Courtroom, Mike volunteers extensively throughout the community.  He is a proud member of the Wright State University Alumni Board.  He was previously a mentor through Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley (BBBSGMV) for several years, serving to develop positive relationships and instill greater confidence in young students.  Mike is active in the Dayton Bar Association.  Mike also helps to raise funds and awareness in the ongoing fight against cancer.  Through his dedication and tireless service to the community, Mike has won several awards for his community service, both within the local community and throughout the State of Ohio.  

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EDUCATION 

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. 2006

  • Wright State University, B.A., Education, 2002

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Ohio

  • U.S.District Court, Southern District of Ohio

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys Member, 2015 - Present

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member, 2015 - Present

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s National Alumni Board, Member, 2014 - Present

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member, 2014 - Present

  • Ohio State Bar Association Member, 2006 - Present

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Associate Board President, 2014 - 2015

  • Dayton Bar Association- Criminal Law Division Chairman, 2014 - 2015

  • Ohio State Bar Association Council of Delegates, 2013 - 2016

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Ohio Super Lawyers 2017, 2018

  • Ten Best DUI/DWI Attorneys American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 2016

  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Law Lawyers The American Society of Legal Advocates (“ASLA”) 2016

  • District 2 Community Service Award - Attorneys 40 and Under Ohio State Bar Foundation 2015

  • 2015 Client Satisfaction Award American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys 2015

  • Forty Under 40 Award Winner Dayton Business Journal 2014

  • Big Brother of the Year for the State of Ohio, Big Brothers Big Sisters 2014

  • Volunteer Service Award of Excellence Wright State University Alumni Association 2013

  • Dayton Community All-Star Dayton Dragons 2013

  • Mentor of the Year The Mentoring Collaborative of Montgomery County 2013

  • Dayton Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award Direct Energy 2012