Morgantown, WV
University Town Centre
125 Granville Square
Suite 400
Morgantown, WV 26501
T: (304) 285-2561
F: (304) 599-1308

J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law (2013)

  • Environmental Law Club
  • Articles Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy

M.A., Bioethics, Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2013)

B.A., Philosophy, West Virginia University (2008)

  • Philosophy Club
  • Ethics Debate Team
  • Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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Michael C. Cardi


Michael Cardi concentrates his practice on business litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial disputes, financial services, and oil and gas. He also practices white collar defense, and assists both employers and institutions of higher education in compliance and workplace investigation, including Title IX compliance, investigation, and policy review.

Michael received his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2013. As a law student, he served as articles editor for the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy.

He is a volunteer West Virginia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children and he serves on the Mon Health Medical Center Bioethics Council.

Michael also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), striving to revitalize MAC and the historic building it has inhabited since the 1970s, all in support of MAC’s mission to provide affordable access to the visual, performing, and literary arts through education and communication outreach.

Professional Highlights

  • Law Clerk, Bowles Rice (2012)
  • Summer Associate, Crouch & Crouch Law Office, Arlington, Va. (2011)
  • Research assistant to Professor Anne Lofaso, West Virginia University College of Law (2011)
  • Kellogg Legal Fellow, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (2010)

Representative Cases

  • Representation for national retail pharmacy that includes mass coordination of multi-district litigation (MDL) and multi-state litigation efforts
  • Successful defense an appeal to the Federal Circuit of a favorable trial verdict in a design patent matter
  • Ragione v. Board of Educ. of Preston County, No. 17-0037 (W. Va. Supreme Court, Jan. 5, 2018) (memorandum decision) (affirming dismissal of breach of contract claim for failure to exhaust administrative remedies)
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), 2018-present
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction), 2021-present
  • Generation Next, 40 Under 40” award winner, 2023
  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust Law
    • Litigation
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – North Central WV Chapter
  • Mon Health Medical Center Bioethics Council, Member
  • West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees, Secretary
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Volunteer
  • Monongalia Arts Center, Board Chairman