As a litigator working in the mortgage banking industry for over fifteen years, Michael Carleton is well-versed in default litigation as well as the federal and state issues shaping the industry.
Michael Carleton is an attorney in the firm’s Columbus office. He began his legal career at MDK as a file clerk and continued as a law clerk while a student at Capital University Law School. After graduation, Michael spent two years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, representing financial institutions in escalated and unusual creditors' rights issues. When he returned to Columbus, he spent three years with a corporate litigation firm representing multi-jurisdictional clients.
Over the course of his career, Michael has represented both creditors and debtors in foreclosure cases and brings a unique perspective to resolving tough issues for his clients. Michael is a frequent contributor to the MDK Quarterly, a publication that highlights insights and opinions on legal issues. Additionally, Michael has presented on foreclosure law for the National Business Institute and mentored high school students interested in the legal profession. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida, California and Hawaii, as well as numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.