Southpointe, PA
Southpointe Town Center
1800 Main Street
Suite 200
Canonsburg, PA 15317
T: (724) 514-8934
F: (724) 514-8954

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
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Michael R. Proctor

Special Counsel

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.

Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Local Rules Advisory Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America ® (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law), 2020-present
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in West Virginia by Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017)
  • 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)