Over two decades of diversified litigation experience.
Prior to co-founding Stadnick Nowierski-Stadnick LLP, Mike spent nearly twenty years litigating complex trials and appeals all over the country. He has served as trial counsel in dozens of litigations on behalf of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small private businesses, and for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mike has served as counsel in cases resulting in over $100 million in settlements for his clients, jury verdicts for his clients totaling over $1 billion, and several complete defense verdicts for his clients. Mr. Stadnick has received recognition for his trial work in articles such as This Verdict Made Jaws Drop, The National Law Journal, February 18, 2008, and Deals & Suits: Rambus v. Infineon, Corporate Counsel, June 22, 2005.
Before relocating to Bend, Mike practiced as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City for several years, leaving to co-found New York litigation boutique Desmarais LLP in 2010. Mike helped grow Desmarais from a three-lawyer office to a firm of over 50 attorneys recognized by Vault as one of the top 5 midsize law firms in New York City.
Mike received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, magnum cum laude, in 2000. Prior to attending law school, Mike received a master’s degree in Molecular Genetics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University.
In his free time, Mike enjoys camping, biking, and fishing. He lives with his wife and dogs in Bend.
Wesleyan University, B.A., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, 1994
University of Pennsylvania, M.S., Molecular Biology, 1997
New York University, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Oregon / New York