Mike Enzweiler

Associate

Mike Enzweiler is an associate attorney with DBL Law. His practice focuses primarily on defending hospitals, physicians, nurses, and long-term care facilities against claims of medical negligence. However, as an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group as well, Mike also represents individuals and businesses in both personal injury and commercial matters. In this role, Mike has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mike obtained his law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, where he graduated summa cum laude and finished second in his class.  While at Chase, Mike served as a Senior Managing Editor for the Northern Kentucky Law Review and competed on both the Arbitration and Trial Competition Teams.  He also worked as an extern for the Honorable William O. Bertelsman in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Prior to attending Chase, Mike obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at the University of Louisville, where he graduated with Highest Honors and was named the 2012 College of Business Finance Student of the Year.  He was a member of the University’s Honors Program and also served as President of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Mike first joined DBL Law as a summer associate in May of 2014, and he began his professional practice at the firm’s Northern Kentucky office in the fall of 2015.  Mike has since been admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the State of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and various federal district courts.

Mike stays active in the community by serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky.  Mike also volunteers as a solicitor for the Diocese of Covington’s Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) appeal.  Mike is a member of the Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court, as well as various bar associations and leadership organizations.  A Northern Kentucky native and graduate of Newport Central Catholic, Mike currently resides in Wilder with his wife, daughter, and son.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Kentucky Rising Star, Medical Malpractice – Super Lawyers (2020)
  • Northern Kentucky Law Review, Senior Managing Editor
  • Arbitration Competition Team, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Trial Competition Team, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • Chase Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Finance Student of the Year, University of Louisville
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Iota Lambda Chapter President
  • Trustee’s President Scholarship, University of Louisville
Professional Affiliations
  • Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court
  • Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
Notable Decisions
  • Defense verdict on behalf of hospital in a wrongful death case alleging failure to treat atrial fibrillation. The Plaintiff sought $1 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Mike’s client.
  • Summary judgment on behalf of hospital in a case alleging wrongful death to a minor and emotional distress to the parents.
  • Summary judgment on behalf of hospital in a case alleging negligent maneuvering of a wheelchair.
  • Partial summary judgment on behalf of hospital in a case alleging wrongful imprisonment and statutory violations, followed by voluntary dismissal of the remaining claims without payment.
  • Partial summary judgment on behalf of hospital in a case alleging wrongful imprisonment and wrongful invocation of the duty to warn, which facilitated a favorable settlement.
  • Partial summary judgment on behalf of nursing home in a case alleging wrongful death and neglect, which facilitated a favorable settlement.
Community Involvement
  • Board of Directors, Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky
  • Parish Council, St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring
  • Solicitor, Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) appeal
  • Northern Kentucky Young Professionals
Presentations
  • “Medical Review Panels, KRS Chapter 216C: Procedure, Practical Issues, and Constitutional Challenge.” Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities, 2018 Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky
Admissions
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
11DBL Attorney Mike Enzweiler
Contact
menzweiler@dbllaw.com
(859) 426-2103

Education

J.D., Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, summa cum laude, 2015
B.S./B.A., University of Louisville, Highest Honors, 2012

Practice Areas

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Medical Liability

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