Michael M. Briley


Mike is highly experienced in all areas of surface transportation and logistics law. He represents numerous motor carriers, property brokers, and shippers with regard to mergers and acquisitions, freight damage and loss claims, contracts, risk avoidance, independent contractor issues, intermodal issues, regulatory compliance, and other related transportation and logistics issues.

Mike is the General Counsel of a large, national transportation trade association and he speaks and writes extensively on a variety of transportation subjects. He is a member of the Conference of Freight Council (CFC), the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA), and the American and Ohio State Bar Associations.

Mike also has extensive experience in the area of trade regulation and counsels clients regularly with respect to antitrust and price discrimination matters.

Mike has practiced before the United States Federal and State courts, the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Justice, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He is an adjunct Professor of Law at The University of Toledo College of Law and was an Ohio Bar Examiner from 1996-2019. 

Mike’s philosophy is to help clients find solutions to problems, resolve conflicts, and improve risk avoidance initiatives in their businesses and dealings with customers and suppliers.

  • General Counsel for national transportation trade association.
  • Represented numerous companies in the design and implementation of antitrust compliance policies and programs.
  • Represented numerous companies in antitrust and transportation law litigation matters and merger and acquisition matters before federal courts, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Represented defendants and plaintiffs’ class in major antitrust class action litigation cases.
  • Provides regular antitrust counseling for numerous companies, including several Fortune 500 companies involved in the glass , building products, chemical,  and health care industries.