Michael J. Steinlage

Professional Profile
For more than twenty years, Michael has aggressively represented clients in consumer and business litigation and arbitration disputes in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, financial services and mortgage lending. Since 2004, his practice has focused primarily on the representation of financial institutions, mortgage servicing companies, and reinsurers and cedents in their most challenging class action and significant litigated matters.

Michael’s insurance background includes significant experience representing insurers, policyholders, reinsurers and cedents in major disputes involving catastrophic property and business interruption losses, mass tort and class action exposures, professional and environmental liability, and life and health reinsurance on a national and international basis.

Michael also advises broker-dealers and investment professionals regarding significant regulatory developments and handles disputes before FINRA and other self-regulatory organizations relating to misconduct in the promotion, sale and handling of securities, 1031 exchanges, insurance products and qualified funds.

Prior to joining Larson • King in 1999, Michael was an attorney with a national litigation firm in Minneapolis and completed an intensive three month trial training program as a prosecutor for the City of Minneapolis during that time.

Law School
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1990

Excess, Surplus, Lines and Reinsurance Law Committee of the American Bar Association (Chair 2007-2009)
ABA TIPS Task Force on Disaster Insurance Coverage (2009-2010)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Risk and Insurance Management Society
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, Advisory Council (2010-2013)

Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit