Michael Petrino Partner

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Michael Petrino has substantial experience in complex civil litigation matters in a number of different forums, including before state and federal trial courts, bankruptcy courts, federal courts of appeals, federal agencies, and arbitrators. His prior matters have ranged in size from small matters with less than $1 million at issue to very large multi-district litigations and class actions with billions of dollars at stake.

Mike has litigation experience in a variety of different industries including vehicle manufacturing, oil and gas, power generation and transmission, and professional consulting services. He has also litigated on behalf of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

Mike also maintains a substantial pro bono practice. He obtained a successful jury verdict in an Americans with Disabilities Act case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and represents veterans before the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals.

Before joining Stein Mitchell, Mike was a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Before that, he clerked for Hon. Edith H. Jones on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law where he served as Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board and as Senior Research Editor of the Law Review. He also graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in both Economics (with Distinction) and Political Science. He is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and before various federal district and appellate courts.

Honors & Awards

Kirkland & Ellis, Pro Bono Service Award (2011, 2013-2016)

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Practice areas


  • Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia


  • Law clerk for the Hon. Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2008-2009)


George Mason University School of Law, magna cum laude. May 2008 

George Mason Law Review, Senior Research Editor • Moot Court Board, Chief Justice • Upper Class Moot Court Competition, Finalist

Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude. Economics with Distinction and Political Science, May 2003