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J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law (2002)
- Dean's Honor List
B.A., cum laude, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1999)
- Ohio Supreme Court
- Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
- Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Michael Proctor practices in the construction, banking, bankruptcy/creditor’s rights and litigation practice groups of Bowles Rice. He represents individuals and business clients in a variety of matters in and out of court throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Since graduating law school in 2002, Mike has developed a diverse practice throughout the region, with experience that includes litigating contractual disputes in the construction, banking, insurance and real estate industries; representing creditors in bankruptcy; representing tenants and landlords in commercial lease agreements; preparing loan modification agreements; and advising clients on compliance with federal procurement regulations.
Mike’s litigation experience includes representing manufacturers in trade disputes with vendors and subcontractors; construction defect claims; litigating disputes related to sales of insurance policies; perfecting and defending mechanics' lien claims; and representing a university in a natural gas production dispute. He has also successfully defended lenders against claims that they improperly negotiated checks under Article 3 of the UCC and in lien priority disputes arising under the Article 9 of the UCC.
Mike’s bankruptcy experience includes proof of claim and automatic stay litigation; preferential transfer litigation; and nondischargeability claims, as well as 363 sales and post-petition financing arrangements.
Mike has also assisted veterans on a pro bono basis in procurement of Veteran’s Administration benefits, and in serving as a VA fiduciary and Social Security representative payee.
- Chair, Local Rules Advisory Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
- Best Lawyers in America®, August 20, 2020
- August 15, 2019
- April 16, 2018
Articles & Alerts
- March 27, 2020
- "Will Banks Gamble on New Interactive Gaming Opportunities Available to Customers?" by Michael R. ProctorPennsylvania Banker, Quarter 1 | Volume 21.1 | 2019
- Bowles Rice e-Alert, February 12, 2019
- Washington County Bar Association
- Public Education & Relations Committee Member
- Ohio State Bar Association
- West Virginia State Bar Association
- Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
- North Strabane Township PA Municipal Authority (Board of Directors)