Member-Manager / Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, LLC

Michael J. Tadych

A native of Berea, Ohio, Mike’s ease in dealing with people and broad work history enables him to handle a wide array of legal problems at Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, LLC. Mike has worked on matters ranging from multifamily construction project disputes and trademark litigation to the representation of a national day-care operator before its state licensing agency and negotiation of the contract for a national public radio personality. As an example of his versatility Mike, who grew up knowing nothing about farming, used his background in information technology and presentation development to create damages models that led to the successful resolution of more than 35 crop insurance lawsuits filed by North Carolina tobacco farmers in the aftermath of Hurricane Fran. This imaginative work has led to Mike’s handling of crop insurance claims for many other farmers.

In addition to litigation, First Amendment and professional licensing work, Mike enjoys representing the interests of creative individuals including architects, authors, singers, journalists and artists. He has served as general counsel to the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, The Justice Theater Project and is a frequent speaker on areas of interest to creative individuals regarding business structure, intellectual property and transference of ownership.

A graduate of Indiana University, where he earned a degree in telecommunications, Mike has experience in television production, aerial photography, graphic design, publishing, editing corporate newsletters and public relations. At Case Western University’s law school, Mike served as coordinator of the school’s national moot court team. Mike’s professional activities include being chair of the Communications Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association and a six-year stint as the editor of The Wake Bar Flyer, the newsletter of the award-winning Wake County Bar Association. Mike has served in various leadership roles for non-profits, Rotary and several law-related organizations.