Walter Haverfield Attorney

Michael V. Passella

  • Partner


Mike’s broad litigation practice focuses on public and private construction law, commercial litigation, real estate, white collar defense and internal investigations. He represents developers, owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and sureties in a wide variety of construction-related disputes, including contract negotiation, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has extensive experience with insurance coverage litigation on behalf of construction industry and other policyholder clients.

Mike also assists creditors, lienholders, mortgage servicers, and financial institutions with commercial foreclosures, workouts, receiverships, and collection of commercial debt.



  • Rising Star among Ohio Super Lawyers by Law and Politics Magazine, 2005, 2008-2014




  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Associations
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Life Member


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