Michael Ungar

Ulmer & Berne - Ohio


1660 West 2nd Street, Suite 1100
Cleveland, OH 44113

+1 216 583 7002

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Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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Michael N. Ungar serves as Chair of the Litigation Department at Ulmer & Berne LLP in the firm’s Cleveland office. Mike, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, previously served as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. For seven consecutive years, Benchmark has named Mike to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America and has described him as “an all-purpose commercial trial lawyer” who is “smart, strategic, and responsive.” His determined and decisive approach to litigation also earned him repeated recognition as the highest ranking attorney in Ohio out of 44,000 attorneys by Ohio Super Lawyers, a truly exceptional achievement. Mike leads more than 100 talented litigators in handling complex, cutting-edge matters for clients across the country, and his department has earned continual recognition as Benchmark’s “Ohio Firm of the Year.” 

For the last nine years, Mike has been ranked in Band 1 for General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA, one of only seven litigators in Ohio to receive this designation. He has been described by Benchmark as “beloved by Ohio peers without exception,” and client feedback from Chambers USA has noted Mike as “a razor-sharp litigator and all around high-class guy” whose practice is “geographically wide-ranging.” In a U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” ranking, a client observed that “I would put Mike Ungar up against any attorney in the country on the most sophisticated matter.” 

Mike’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial and financial services matters. He represents clients in a broad range of disputes, including the defense of commercial, banking, professional liability, securities, broker-dealer, class action, consumer, product liability, pharmaceutical, and medical device cases. 

Mike is a skilled trial lawyer who is trusted by his clients to handle their most critical disputes in courts across the nation. He represents clients of all sizes in a wide spectrum of industries, including large publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, and individuals. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator, helping clients find solutions in contentious and complicated disputes, and leads internal investigations for boards of directors. 


Updated Sep 2021