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Michael Joseph Rourke

Personal injury Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.8   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Location

Rourke & Blumenthal
495 South High Street
Suite 450
Columbus, OH, 43215

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Michael | December 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service
Mike did a great job in helping my wife and I navigate a complex lawsuit during a very trying time medically for our family. The outcome was in our favor and would highly reccomend Mike and his entire team especially for medical malpractice lawsuits.
Posted by Michelle | December 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
If you or anyone you know are seeking attorneys that will actually care about your family and have your best interest at heart you’ve found them! Mike along with his staff continually communicated with us explaining every step and what to expect next. They never made us feel like a burden when we called with questions. They understood this was emotional for us. They were able to reach a settlement that changed our lives after a medical malpractice left my spouse bedbound and with brain damage.
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Posted by Mark | December 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
GENUINE
Mike R. Sr. is one of the most thoughtful men I know. He was very thorough with the very long process of. three years plus. I felt very comfortable confiding with Mike about my case. I also knew I could just pick up the phone and just talk with Mike. There are very hard things in life we all deal with and knowing Mike was just a call away is priceless!
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Posted by Kelly | September 15, 2022
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Client
From the very beginning and to the very end of a long process, Mr. Rourke and his team were extremely compassionate, knowledgeable and friendly. I found them to be honest and easy to communicate with, day or night, weekday or weekend. Mr. Rourke was always professional but at the same time made you feel important and took as much time that was needed to explain the many steps in this process. Everyone of his team were very respectful and caring of everyone in my family involved in our case. I will have an admiration for Mr. Rourke and his team for the remainder of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2020
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Excellent
Mike has all the qualities needed for a successful Attorney: knowledge, compassion, understanding, scheduling, and the list goes on. Mike said he cared about us, as people, and I am convinced he meant it. I would hire him again.
Posted by Joel | March 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Rourke Recommendation
My family was represented by attorney Michael Rourke in a medical related wrongful death claim. We found Michael to be very knowledgeable, compassionate, and easy to talk to. He pursued our case in a professional manner and kept the family informed as the case progressed. Mr. Rourke certainly lived up to his outstanding reputation.
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Response from Michael Rourke April 2, 2020
Thank you Joel. I cannot tell you how glad I am to have had the opportunity to work with you and your family. It was a long journey, but it was well worth it. All the best. Mike
Posted by D’Arcy | January 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Profession compassion
Michael Rourke represented us in a wrongful death case against a hospital, doctor and hospital system. He was honest about the potential outcomes from the beginning. He made a point to always consider our schedules during conference calls or meetings. He took our wishes to the defense when he could which was incredibly respectful of us. He showed us compassion when we needed it most. We expected professionalism and a great team but we got much more than that. Our family is immensely grateful to have been represented by Michael Rourke in the most painful time in our lives. He helped us in ways beyond the conference and courtrooms. He made us feel strength in our fight for justice for our beloved.
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Response from Michael Rourke April 2, 2020
D'Arcy, it was an honor to represent you and your entire family. I am proud that we were able to help uncover the truth and hopefully make tragedies like what befell you Mom less likely to occur in the future. Mike
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you for your help
We presented details of a situation in a suspected wrongful death case and Mike took those details and built a great case after some research of medical records. We appreciate the legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thank You.
We hired Mike Rourke and Rob Miller with Rourke & Blumenthal for a wrongful death case. The experience could not have gone any better given the difficult circumstances. The whole team really made us feel comfortable and assured that we had made the right choice. I will definitely recommend the team at Rourke & Blumenthal in the future. They were great!
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Posted by Kim | January 13, 2018
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Thank you, Michael Rourke!
Michael Rourke represented me in a recent Personal Injury case and I am very pleased with the outcome of my settled case. Michael's expert counsel, genuine concern for my health and well-being, and successful completion of my case in a timely manner all add up to a glowing recommendation from me for anyone seeking a personal injury attorney.
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Posted by Kathie | November 20, 2017
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Total confidence is this firm!
Our family is extremely satisfied with the care and concern we received as clients of Rourke and Blumenthal. We were treated with compassion, respect and total professionalism. They answered every question and concern and made us feel like we were their first priority. They were very thorough and we have total confidence that they explored every avenue to resolve our case with the most successful outcome.
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Posted by Federica | November 7, 2017
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Medical malpractice involving a minor
Mike Rourke led our medical malpractice case for our young son. Mike was very compassionate but also honest in assessing our case. He kept us always informed of what was happening and explained very clearly to us the various legal aspects and our choices. We truly felt that Mike and his team were looking out for our best interest.
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Posted by Dan | April 18, 2017
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client
After having a motorcycle accident they took my case and handled all of the bills, got my total cost down and I was able to pay the bills and have a little left over. Mr. Rourke and his son are good people that are there to help when you need them.
Posted by Anita | February 26, 2017
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Mr Rourke and his staff were very professional. The expertise and knowledge they showed was outstanding. They were also very kind tbroughout the process and kept the lines of communication open. I want to Thank them so much for all their help
Posted by Mary | February 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
knowledgeable and experienced
Mr. Rourke handled my case with the utmost in importance. He was aggressive in his searches for records and the review of those records. He obtained experts as needed with extensive research as well. His staff was very professional in keeping me in the loop for the progress we were making and for all the depositions they scheduled. The entire process lasted 3 plus years and Mr. Rourke never seemed to forget any details. He expressed genuine concern for me and my family as we struggled through the unexpected death of my husband and father of my children. We were satisfied with the results of the case and would highly recommend Michael Rourke.
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Posted by Amber | January 6, 2017
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Grateful!
We hired attorney Mike Rourke for a wrongful death case. This was a very difficult time for us but Mike was very understanding, compassionate, and hard working. He made us comfortable that we felt as though we had been friends for years. There was an immediate sense of comfort and relief that we had the right person fighting for us. We will recommend Mike and his team in the future and are very grateful for all that he has done for us. Couldn't have asked for a better attorney for our case!
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Posted by Kathy | March 10, 2016
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Mike Rourke at Rourke and Blumenthal
I hired Mike Rourke to represent me in my husband’s wrongful death case. I was terrified of the emotional stress and uncomfortable meetings that I might have to endure. Mike and Jonathan Stoudt at Rourke and Blumenthal quickly put me at ease. I was treated with respect, concern and compassion. Mike is very professional and has a great deal of expertise in this field. They were able to get my case settled out of court in less than two years. We also settled for more that two times the amount we expected. I highly recommend Mike Rourke and will be eternally grateful for what he has done for me.
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Posted by Joyce | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Mike and his staff are very professional and did a great job with multiple cases for me and my family. I would highly recommend Mike and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Disappointing
Unfortunately I have no choice but to give Mr. Rourke a poor rating. He was referred to me as someone I should definitely talk to. As you know I emailed Mr. Rourke and never heard back...nothing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rourke & Blumenthal
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lamkin, VanEman, Trimble, Beals & Rourke
  • 1987 - 2002

Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Heather Peters v David Drosick MD
  • $1.3 million verdict
  • Diane Young v Sylvania Lighting Services
  • $2,009,002.00 verdict
  • Ray Pullins v Brown Corporation
  • $4.5 million verdict

Associations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Board Member
  • 1987 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Columbus Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Ohio
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is one of the top trial attorneys in Ohio and named senior partner in one of the top catastrophic injury law firms in the Midwest, if not nationally. Mike is highly skilled in the representation of his clients and passionate in his pursuit of justice on their behalf."
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Columbus Personal injury Lawyer Michael Joseph Rourke
Michael Joseph Rourke
Personal injury Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation