Michael A. Dee is a member of BrownWinick and a past member of the firm's Management Committee. Mike is active in the firm's Litigation, Intellectual Property, Construction, Employment and Labor Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice groups.
Mike has been involved in litigation and trial practice for more than three decades. He has tried cases in state and federal courts, argued numerous times before state and federal appellate courts, and participated in well over 100 mediations. He represents business clients in all aspects of litigation, including contracts, intellectual property, trade secrets, construction, business dissolution, employment, fraud and various tort claims. He has also been retained to conduct independent, internal company investigations involving allegations of fraud, discrimination/harassment, and violations of company policies.
Additionally, Mike is a mediator focusing primarily on cases involving commercial, contract, tort, employment, construction and intellectual property law. He previously attended and completed Northwestern University’s Mediation Training Program in Chicago.
Earlier in his career, Mike spent approximately five years as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He worked in the Criminal Division investigating and prosecuting white collar crimes. He also worked as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia while with the Justice Department.
Mike has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, was named one of only 17 “Litigation Stars” in the State of Iowa by the prestigious Benchmark Litigation, and was selected as a 2017 IP Star in the IP Stars from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) magazine. Mike is a member of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, which is an invitation-only organization with a limited number of members and was selected for Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society.
Mike is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, including the Federal Practice Committee, and is a member of the Polk County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the State of Iowa and the District of Columbia, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa and the District of Nebraska, the Eighth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Mike received a B.S., with distinction and honors, from Iowa State University in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 1987. Mike received the American Jurisprudence Award in 1986.