Michael D. Dortch

Michael D. Dortch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Columbus, OH

Kravitz Brown & Dortch LLC
 | 65 East State Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-545-5361
Fax: 614-545-5362
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004, 2010 - 2015, 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (60%),
  • Utilities (30%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Mike Dortch is a civil trial lawyer with extensive experience litigating cases involving commercial, contract, and probate issues, environmental and energy law, real property rights, and the regulation of the energy and telecommunications industries.  In the environmental field, Mike has represented numerous clients concerning CERCLA cost recovery actions, site remediation activities, and emergency response. He successfully opposed an EPA-proposed rule that would have listed real property owned by clients on the National Priorities List. He successfully defended the executor of an estate against claims that the executor had both CERCLA liability and fiduciary obligations requiring it to undertake the remediation of contaminated property belonging to the deceased.  In his energy/utilities practice, Mike represented one of Ohio’s investor owned utilities during the restructuring of the electric industry in Ohio. He later represented the same client in proceedings to obtain PUCO approval of its merger with another investor owned utility. Mike has also represented Competitive Retail Electric Service providers, Rural Electric Cooperatives, a fully-integrated Ohio based energy services company, and natural gas local distribution companies. In addition, Mike has represented several companies before the Ohio Power Siting Board in connection with their efforts to construct electric power generation plants in Ohio.  Mike has represented telecommunications service providers (CLECs, IXCs, cellular, paging, mobile radio) in all manner of cases before the PUCO since 1990. Mike graduated summa cum laude from Capital University Law School, where he now teaches as an adjunct member of its faculty.

    About Michael Dortch

    Admitted: 1990, Ohio

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kravitzllc.com/mike-dorch

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • American Bar Association

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1990
    • Supreme Court of Ohio, 1990
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1997
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2004

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor Capital University Law School, 2007

    Educational Background:

    • Ohio State University, 1986

    Industry Groups

    • Oil And Gas
    • Utilities
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    Office Location for Michael D. Dortch

    65 East State Street
    Suite 200
    Columbus, OH 43215

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    Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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