Michael D. RoundyPartner
Mike Roundy is a member of the firm’s Litigation/ADR Department. His practice includes the areas of commercial litigation, property tax abatement, utility law, probate litigation, construction law, insurance defense and professional malpractice litigation.
Mike handles all aspects of civil litigation and has represented corporate, business and individual clients in both state and federal courts and at the Appellate Tax Board. He has represented business owners, large and small corporations, religious organizations, public utilities, consumers and individuals in a variety of matters, including disputes relating to contracts, construction, leases, real estate, intellectual property, enforcement of mechanic’s liens, regulatory issues, products liability, employment/wage issues, fraud, civil rights, non-compete agreements, probate disputes and tax appeals. He has also represented defendants in white collar criminal matters.
Currently, Mike serves as a board member for the Amelia Park Children’s Museum, the Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry and Westfield Babe Ruth. He has also been Clerk of the Westfield Business Improvement District, a Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts leader and a Westfield Little League and Babe Ruth coach. He is an active alumni volunteer at Western New England University School of Law, as a moot court judge, and served for two years on the Western New England Law Review advisory committee.
Before becoming an attorney, Mike was an editor at Springfield dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster. He was later the editor-in-chief of the Western New England Law Review.
Related Professional Experience
Mike served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alfred V. Covello, United States District Court, District of Connecticut, for a one-year term in 2007-2008.
Co-Author with Daniel J. Finnegan: Property Tax Appeals and Valuation Principles, 108 Insights 51 (2016).
Author: Reconcilable Differences: A Framework for Determining the “Interception” of Electronic Communications Following United States v. Councilman’s Rejection of the Storage/Transit Dichotomy, 28 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 403 (2006).
Obtained judgments in excess of $400,000 in favor of commercial landlord in lease non-payment actions.
Represented public utility companies in connection with multiple property tax appeals relating to electric transmission and distribution assets valued at over $1 billion.
Represented merchant power generators in tax appeals.
Represented clients in probate litigation and appeals.
Successfully defended appeals of Superior Court decisions in the Appeals Court.
Represented software company in connection with breach of contract dispute with international shipping company, resolved with favorable settlement.
Represented local manufacturing company in connection with dispute over vendor installation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) computer system, resolved with favorable settlement.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of national banking client in bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding, on issues relating to federal preemption of state-law claims.
Obtained dismissal of federal civil rights claims brought against private individual on the grounds he was not a state actor or acting on behalf of the state.
Represented minor victim of sexual abuse by school employee in civil rights action resulting in favorable settlement.
Obtained dismissal of claims against corporate executive of wireless communications infrastructure company in both Connecticut and Massachusetts courts.
Developed products liability case against manufacturer of defective surgical equipment that had knowledge of a defect, modified the product, and in the process created another defect implicated in the injury at issue.
Obtained dismissal of qui tam action brought against recipient of disaster relief funds.