Michael Siri

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Employment


Email: siri@bowie-jensen.com

Michael Siri is a partner in Bowie & Jensen’s litigation department, assisting clients with a variety of legal issues. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including construction law. He has worked on matters at all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as, administrative hearings and arbitrations.

Mr. Siri routinely counsels the firm’s construction law clients on issues involving various aspects of a construction project, including contract formation, mechanic’s liens, bid protests, delay claims, and payment issues. As part of the firm’s construction law group, Mr. Siri provides legal guidance to individuals, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and businesses. Mr. Siri’s practice extends beyond construction law. He has successfully represented clients in matters involving commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, claims arising out of breaches of contract, shareholder derivatives suits, receiverships, corporate dissolutions, employment claims, and litigation arising out of the administration of estates.

Mr. Siri is committed to public service and the professional development of all attorneys. An active member of the Maryland State Bar Association, Mr. Siri is the former Chair of the MSBA Young Lawyers Section and has served on the MSBA’s Board of Governors. He serves as board member of the Maryland Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the MSBA, and the Executive Board of the Baltimore County Bar Association. He created the One Bar | One Community Public Service Project for the MSBA, whereby a monthly public service event is scheduled to benefit residents of Maryland.

As a result of efforts, Mr. Siri is the recipient of the Edward Shea Jr. Professionalism Award and the Alex Fee Pro Bono Award. He has been named as a Rising Star in Maryland’s SuperLawyer publication for each of the past three years and was nominated by The Daily Record to The VIP List (Very Important Professionals) – Successful by 40.

 Practice Area:

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Estates & Trust
  • Licenses

 Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

  •  Juris Doctor, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Government & Politics, University of Maryland, College Park

 Affiliations

  •  Past Board Member, American Subcontractor’s Association of Maryland – Baltimore Chapter
  • Board, Baltimore County Bar Association’s Executive Board
  • Board Member, Maryland Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Young Lawyer's Section of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Young Lawyer's Section of the Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Past Board of Governor, Maryland State Bar Association
  • Judicial Nominating Committee Co-Chair, Maryland Chapter of the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association
  • Dean, Annual Lawyers' Campaign for the CollegeBound Foundation
  • Co-Chair, MSBA Long Range Planning Committee

 Work Experience

January 2012 – Present, Partner, Bowie & Jensen, LLC

September 2004 – December 2011, Associate, Bowie & Jensen, LLC

September 2002 - September 2004: Robinson Woolson, P.A.

August 2001- September 2002: Judicial Clerk, Law Clerk for the Honorable M. Brooke Murdock, Baltimore City Circuit Court

Courses & Seminars Taught

Moderator and Organizer, The State Bar and Public Service, March 24, 2011

Moderator and Organizer, MSBA Young Lawyers Summit – Harmonizing Yourself and Your Practice of Law, MSBA Conference of Bar Presidents, October, 2010

Speaker, Baltimore County Bar Association Technology Committee, Social Networking and the Internet: Marketing in the New Age of Technology, May 26, 2010

Speaker and Moderator, MSBA Law Day, The Bill of Rights and the Practice of Law, May 12, 2010

Speaker, Bar Association of Baltimore City Continuing Legal Education Committee and Technology Committee, Social Networks as a Business Development Tool in the Internet Age, November 19, 2009

Speaker, MSBA Law Day, Law in Your Daily Life: Exploring the Law’s Impact on You, May 13, 2009

Speaker, An Insider’s Perspective to Small & Mid-Sized Law Firms, University of Maryland School of Law, November 12, 2008

Moderator and Organizer, Chamber Chats with Judge Lawrence Daniels, Baltimore County Bar Association Young Lawyers, October 28, 2008

Moderator and Organizer, Welcome Lunch for Judges Robert E. Cahill and Timothy J. Martin, Baltimore County Bar Association Young Lawyers, October 21, 2008

Moderator and Organizer, MSBA Young Lawyers Summit – How the MSBA Young Lawyers Section Can Work with Local and Specialty Bars, Conference of Bar Presidents, October 17, 2008

Moderator and Organizer, Chamber Chats with Judge Alexandra Williams, Baltimore County Bar Association Young Lawyers, October 7, 2008

Faculty and Organizer, The Basics of Construction Law, MICPEL, May 1, 2008

Faculty, Deposition Practice & Procedures, MICPEL, December 6, 2007

Speaker and Organizer, Business Succession for Construction Companies, Baltimore Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association, March 1, 2007

Speaker and Organizer, FEMA – Disaster Relief Assistance in Maryland, July 2006

Publications

Blogger, The Maryland Daily Record’s Generation J.D. Blog (www.generationjd.com), (2009-present)

Blogger, Maryland Construction Law (www.mdconstructionlaw.com) (2009-present)

Co-author, Comments for the Maryland Professional Rules of Ethics (2010)

Co-authored, The Basics of Construction Law Manual, MICPEL (2008)

Authored, Mechanic’s Lien, The Advocate MSBA YLS Newsletter (Volume 23, Number 4, Summer 2008)

Edited/Authored, Maryland Practice Forms, Sixth Edition, MICPEL (2008)

Edited for civil pleading section

Authored construction law section

Co-Authored, Disaster Relief Plan: Preparing For and Rebuilding Your Practice After a Disaster, MSBA Disaster Relief Task Force (2008)

Co-authored, The MBCA and State Corporation Law – A Tabular Comparison of Selected Financial Provisions, 56 BUS. LAW 69 (2000).

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