Michael S. Mather

Michael S. Mather

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Michael Mather is an associate in HKM's Civil Litigation and Products Liability groups, practicing in the areas of:

Michael represents clients through all stages of litigation, from initial case assessment through trial and appeal.  In his commercial, financial services, and business litigation practice, Michael helps clients navigate shareholder disputes, non-competition agreements, banking and real estate transactions, and other complex commercial transactions.  In his insurance practice, Michael represents insurance companies through coverage disputes and bad faith claims.  He also defends insurance agents against negligence and other commercial claims.  In his cybersecurity and data privacy practice, Michael can help clients develop sound cybersecurity practices and data breach response plans, understand their obligations to data subjects, regulators, and other authorities, and represent them in cybersecurity related litigation.

He is admitted to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and has experience litigating matters in both state and federal court.

Michael received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. While in law school, he interned in the Civil Litigation Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, handling prisoner civil rights matters. He also served on the Law School's Moot Court Executive Board, and wrote the competition problem for the 2012 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School.  Michael also served as the Co-Chair of the Wisconsin State High School Mock Trial Program from 2014-2015.

When he’s not working, Michael enjoys playing softball, golf, and hockey (all poorly), exploring new places, and spending time with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Madeline.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Honors & Memberships

  • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • New Lawyers Section
      • Secretary, 2017-2018
      • Social Chair, 2018-2019
      • Chair, 2019-2020
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2019
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Community Activities

  • Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS), Volunteer Attorney