Michael L. Close

Michael L. Close: Attorney with Isaac Wiles Burkholder & Teetor, LLC AV stamp icon
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Well-traveled and highly experienced, Mike Close is renowned for his ability to tune out the noise and find the tipping point in every case.

His knack for cutting to the chase has been honed by a wealth of experiences from being a judge to serving in Vietnam. Extremely loyal and fair, Mike’s ability to sort the important from the unimportant has served his clients well for decades.

He’s strong across the board in a variety of legal disciplines, including appellate law, litigation, mediation services, and professional ethics. Mike has tried over 200 jury trials of almost any variety including criminal, civil, construction, personal injury, malpractice, plaintiff, and defendant.

Articles & Presentations


•Presenter, Ohio Judicial Conference
•Presenter, Ohio CLE Institute
•Presenter, Columbus Bar Association CLE
•Frequent presenter for Ohio Judicial College, Ohio Judicial Conference and other various bar organizations.


Ohio Super Lawyers , 2007-2019
•Featured in Super Lawyers Business Edition (Civic Litigation Defense) (2012)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Public Law
  • Public Sector

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
614-826-6938  Phone
614.221.2121  Phone
614-365.9516  Fax
University Attended:
The Ohio State University, B.S., 1967
Law School Attended:
Capital University Law School, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; 1975, Ohio; 1976, Florida; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; The Florida Bar Association.
Birth Information:
Columbus, Ohio, July 23, 1944
Reported Cases:
Case Studies: These will need to be removed; In re Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Plastic Coolant Tubes Products Liability Litigation (S.D.Ohio)-co-lead counsel in consolidated MDL case against U.S. and foreign entities resulting in $45 million settlement; Gascho v. Global Fitness Holdings-co-lead counsel in consumer class action alleging deceptive and unconscionable billing practices of fitness chain resulting in $22.89 million settlement; Ford Unintended Acceleration Litigation-co-lead role in class action against Ford seeking damages for repairs and safety risks associated with unintended acceleration events in millions of Ford's vehicles over the past decade; Ford MyTouch/Sync Litigation-committee role in class action against Ford alleging design defects and flaws with Ford's new infotainment system included in hundreds of thousands of vehicles; In re: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., CR-V Vibration Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation-liaison counsel role in consumer class action against Honda based upon undisclosed engine vibration
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (1 review)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

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