Michael H. Rubin
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  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 1975)

    Phi Kappa Phi, Law Review, Omicron Delta Kappa

  • Amherst College (B.A., 1972)


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana


  • Frederick S. Lane Award for Outstanding Lifetime Service to Bar and the Legal Profession (American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2020).
  • “The Distinguished Attorney of Louisiana,” Louisiana Bar Foundation (2012)  
  • “The Distinguished Alumnus of the LSU Law School,” (2007)  
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance) 1995-2023  
  • Baton Rouge Appellate Practice "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America®, 2017  
  • Baton Rouge Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America®, 2010, 2014, 2015  
  • Baton Rouge Litigation - Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers in America®, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2019   
  • Chambers USA, Louisiana / Banking & Finance  2022, Litigation: Appellate 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Appellate, Business Litigation, Real Estate), 2007–2024  
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Top 50: Louisiana Super Lawyers," 2007–2008, 2012–2018 , 2023-2024  
  • Selected in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in banking and finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™  
  • National Burton Award winner, presented at the Library of Congress by the Burton Foundation for outstanding legal writing  
  • Stephen Victory Award presented by the Louisiana State Bar Association for outstanding legal writing  
  • Bernard Caillouet Award, for lifetime achievement in law-related education  
  • Gold Medal from the Atlanta-based Foundation for Improvement of Justice for work simplifying the law and making legal services available to the poor



  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers  
  • American Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys  
  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, Past-Chair of Ethics Committee and Liaison to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
    • ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Past Member)
    • Litigation Section
    • Business Law Section     
  • American Bar Foundation  
  • American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys 
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys  
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Past-President  
  • American Law Institute, Life Member and Member, Advisory Committee for Restatement of the Law of Property (Mortgages)  
  • Association for Real Property and Infrastructure 
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Past President
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Past President  
  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, Past President  
  • Fifth Circuit Rules Committee, Past Member 
  • Leadership Baton Rouge, Alumni
  • Louisiana Bankers Association, Past Chair, Banking Law Section  
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation 
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Past President  
  • Louisiana State Law Institute, Member: Security Devices Committee; UCC 9 Committee; Code of Civil Procedure Committee; Alternative Dispute Resolutions Committee  
  • LSU Law School (Paul M. Hebert Law Center), Adjunct Professor (1976-2018) 
  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Member, National Board of Trustees (2000-Present) 
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents, Past President 
  • Southern University Law School, Adjunct Professor (2002-2018)
  • Uniform Law Commission, Commissioner 

Outside the Office

Mike is a nationally known speaker and humorist and has delivered over 475 presentations in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. He and his wife co-author award-winning legal thrillers that have gone international: The Cottoncrest Curse, Cashed Out, and A White Hot PlanLearn more.