Michael Yoder

Michael Yoder is a partner at Reid Collins & Tsai.  His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation frequently associated with bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, such as litigation involving fraudulent transfers, claims against directors and officers, professional malpractice claims against audit firms and law firms, and claims against banks and other financial institutions.  He has worked on matters arising out of Ponzi schemes and other fraudulent schemes involving hundreds of millions of dollars of losses and involving parallel criminal proceedings and regulatory enforcement actions.  Michael has spearheaded fraud investigations.

Michael graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and graduated with highest honors from Rice University with an economics degree, where he also served as a teaching assistant for both undergraduate and graduate level accounting courses.  During his legal career, Michael has worked with expert witnesses in connection with asset and business valuation issues, solvency analysis, economic damages, and accounting and audit issues.

Michael is well recognized for his professional achievements by industry observers. He was named a “Rising Star of the Plaintiffs’ Bar” by the National Law Journal and selected to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” in 2021; he has since been recognized each year by Benchmark as a “Future Litigation Star.” Michael was also selected in 2023 to the “500 X – The Next Generation of America’s Leading Lawyers” by Lawdragon and has been named one of the “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon since 2020.

In addition, Michael earned a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he was awarded the CEE Poate Fellowship and taught Environmental Law as an Adjunct Professor.  Michael’s graduate studies at Mines focused on issues pertaining to water pollution and treatment, involving subject matter such as surface and subsurface hydrology, contaminant fate and transport, water and wastewater treatment systems, hazardous waste site remediation, aqueous geochemistry and environmental organic chemistry, and toxicology.

Michael is licensed to practice in Texas, Colorado, and Wyoming.  He is admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and has briefed or argued appeals before federal and state appellate courts.  Prior to joining Reid Collins & Tsai, Michael was a partner at Diamond McCarthy LLP.