Michael E.Jusczyk

Associate

"I enjoy devising efficient and creative solutions to my clients' most complex and intractable litigation challenges."


More About Mike

Mike delivers value to his litigation clients by identifying and pursuing appropriate resolution strategies, including traditional litigation, loan modifications, borrower or third-party purchases, or other workout solutions. He has also defended businesses and individuals facing employment, product liability, and breach of contract claims.

Mike has extensive experience litigating insurance coverage matters, defending personal injury actions involving claims arising out of auto accidents slip-and-falls, product defects, and premises liability, and in defending bad faith settlement claims against insurance companies. Since 2016, Mike has primarily represented national banks and mortgage servicers in foreclosure-related litigation in state and federal court.

Mike's first job out of law school was as a clerk to the Rhode Island trial courts. As the sole law clerk assigned to Washington County, he worked closely with Superior Court, District Court, and Family Court judges on a wide variety of matters. After five years in private practice, Mike took a nearly three-year sabbatical during which he served as a law clerk to Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson on the First Circuit Court of Appeals. His time as a law clerk has given Mike deep first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of trial and appellate courts, and a view into the judicial mind and decision-making process.

Mike's experience gained through his years as a law clerk and in successfully resolving scores of litigated cases allows him to identify cases that would benefit from early attempts at resolution and those that need to be litigated, and efficiently conclude the matter, no matter which path is appropriate for any particular case. He has successfully disposed of cases in state and federal court at the motion to dismiss and summary judgment stages, and resolved a great many matters through mediation and arbitration.

Mike is constantly amazed by the depth of knowledge and experience of his fellow attorneys at Seyfarth, and is excited and motivated to be surrounded by so many talented and accomplished attorneys. He appreciates the firm's commitment to pro bono work. Mike maintains a pro bono immigration practice, with the assistance of the nonprofit Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), in which he represents unaccompanied minors who have arrived in the US in immigration proceedings. The work is both challenging and personally fulfilling, and it's important to Mike that the firm shares a similar commitment.

  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law
  • BA, University of Rhode Island
    Summa cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • US District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • US Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
  • US Bankruptcy Court, District of Rhode Island