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Executive Committee Take Ten Q&A Series—Mike Giordano - Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Posted on: Dec 7, 2016

Meet members of the Insurance Coverage Section Executive Committee with the Take Ten Q&A Series!

Meet: Mike Giordano, Lewis Wagner LLP

Where do you currently practice and for how long have you practiced?
I am currently an associate at Lewis Wagner LLP, and I have practiced since October 2013.

What is your background as a coverage attorney?
My practice has focused primarily on insurance coverage defense and bad-faith litigation since I joined Lewis Wagner in January 2014.
What are you most excited about for the Insurance Coverage Section?
I'm most looking forward to the exciting CLE programs we have planned for 2017. Sign up as an Insurance Coverage Plus CLE Section Member so you can see what the hype is about!

What has been the most surprising thing you’ve learned in your years as an attorney?
How long lawsuits take.

What has been your proudest moment as an attorney?
After I briefed and argued my first motion for summary judgment, the judge granted my motion from the bench. (I’ve since come to realize that judges don’t often do that.)

What is your favorite piece of advice or quote from your years as an attorney?
“It’s not the work that’s hard, it’s the discipline.” For me this quote applies not only to the practice of law, but to life in general.

What type of community service or philanthropy do you engage in?
I participate in Legal Line and other voluntary opportunities with the Indy Bar. I also recently joined the Rotary Club of Indianapolis so I plan on becoming involved with its efforts to help the community.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Either that I used to be an amateur boxer or that I love to bake (mostly because I love sweets).

Tell us about your favorite restaurant(s) in Indy.
My answer to this question depends on my mood. Lately the pot roast tacos at Nada have been hitting the spot for me and my girlfriend, Cassandra, who is soon to be my fiancé (she doesn’t know yet but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read this website).

Which experiences in Indy are on your bucket or to-do list this year?
I want to end the year with a bang, so I must say the December 28 IndyBar Insurance Coverage Section CLE! (Register here.)

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