L. Michael Bly

Real Estate | Personal Injury | Insurance Defense Appellate Advocacy | Commercial and Contract Law | Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Disputes | Criminal and Traffic Matters

Mike is a shareholder with the firm, Chair of our Litigation Department, and has over 30 years of legal experience with over 65 jury trials. He has extensive trial experience throughout Ohio in both State and Federal Courts. Mike works with each client to understand the issue, whether Civil or Criminal and provides a strategy to achieve the best result. If Litigation is needed, he will vigorously help clients protect their interests.

When a person or their loved ones are involved in a criminal issue or have sustained a serious injury due to an accident, it can be a highly emotional time for the entire family. Mike understands this and while being compassionate, he will use his experience and understanding to provide aggressive legal counsel.

Mike also practices in the area of insurance fraud, plaintiff’s personal injury, and criminal law. He provides commercial, residential, and investment real estate litigation services, including zoning and land use planning litigation. He represents owners, investors, landlords, tenants, construction companies, financial institutions, and architects in all types of disputes. Mike works with each client individually, tailoring strategies to create customized solutions. 


  • Phone – 937-223-1130
  • Fax – 937-223-0339
  • Email –

Administrative Assistant: Paige A. Ferrara


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 1989

B.S., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 1985

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1989

United States District Court Southern District of OH

United States Supreme Court, 1992

Awards & Recognition

Order of Barristers; Moot Court Board; University of Dayton School of Law

National Product Liability Moot Court Team

Winner, Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition

American Jurisprudence Awards, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure

President, University of Dayton School of Law Chapter,

Association Of Trial Lawyers of America

Professional & Community Activities

Dayton Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project

University of Dayton Alumni Board of Trustees

Leadership Dayton Graduate, 1995

Leadership Dayton Alumni Association

Dayton Lawyers Club

Dayton Art Institute Associate Board Member, President 2009

PLACES, Board of Directors, 2014 – present, President 2020

Past member, Bellbrook Board of Zoning Appeals

Former, Director of Wrestling, Bellbrook Wee Eagles

University of Dayton Adjunct Faculty

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