Michael W. Sandner


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 1994, cum laude

B.A., Connecticut College, 1991

Bar Admissions

United States District Court Northern District for Ohio, 2004

United States Supreme Court, 1999

United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 1998

United States District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1995

Ohio, 1994

Awards & Recognitions

Ohio Super Lawyers, 2018

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2006

Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Winner 2005

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV Rating

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Named Americas Top 100 Attorneys


A shareholder with the firm and its President. Mike represents individuals and businesses with issues involving Consumer, Construction, Insurance, Contract, and Commercial disputes.


Mike understands how construction and commercial business disputes can jeopardize profits as well as important business relationships.  He strives to provide efficient and effective legal advice that protects his clients current and long term interests while maintaining the business relationship necessary to benefit all parties involved. He has experience handling all aspects of disputes from negotiation, mediation, arbitration, through to litigation, and appeal.  He has had significant success handling a wide range of issues including collections, leases, zoning, contracts, insurance coverage, tort construction and property valuation matters.


In the area of insurance law, Mike has extensive experience in evaluating insurance policies and coverage issues to effectively leverage the role of insurance in dispute resolution.

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    Construction Contracts and Acting in Good Faith

    The Fifth Appellate District Affirms the Implied Duty to Act in Good Faith in Contract Matters It is well established in Ohio that “public policy dictates that every contract contains an implied duty for the parties to act in good faith and to deal fairly...

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    Construction Contracts between Subcontractors

    Subcontractor Dispute Highlights the Significance of Accurate Verbiage in a Construction Contract Between Two Subcontractors. For clients engaged in the construction field, the use of “pay-when-paid” and “pay-if-paid” provisions in construction contract documents is likely a common occurrence.  However, a recent decision from the Summit...

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    Licensing Ohio Home Inspectors

    Ohio Moves Forward with Licensing for Home Inspectors On January 4, 2019, Governor John Kasich signed into law Ohio’s New Home Inspection Act.  Efforts to regulate home inspections, and require licensure for Ohio Home Inspectors has been ongoing for several years, but no legislation ever...

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Community Activities

Dayton Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association Counsel of Delegates, Rep of District 2

Ohio State Bar Association, Legal Ethics & Professional Conduct Committee

Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys

University of Dayton School of Law Board of Alumni Trustee

Leadership Dayton Graduate, 2003

Dayton Society of Natural History Board Member (2003 – 2011)

Springboro Chamber of Commerce, past president

Springboro Rotary, past president

Member, National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI)

Dayton Art Institute Associate Board, Chair of 2013 Art Ball

Board Member, Dayton Homebuilders Association

Executive Boards member, Warren County SBDC

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