Michael J. Steinlage

Professional Profile
For more than fifteen years, Michael has focused his practice on advising and representing clients in consumer and business litigation and arbitration disputes relating to insurance/reinsurance, financial services and mortgage lending.

Michael 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.

Michael represents 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, cyber risks and life and health reinsurance on a national and international basis.

Michael has significant experience representing banking institutions and mortgage lending and servicing companies in difficult litigated matters.

Michael routinely consults with clients regarding contract formation and interpretation issues.

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

College
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1990

Member
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)
ARIAS U.S.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, Advisory Council (2010-2013)

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