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Michael E. Heffernan, Esq.

Education

Michael Heffernan graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University in 1993. Michael received his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1998. He was selected as a member of the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Michael served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Holschuh of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. 

Work Experience

After graduating from law school, Michael worked as an attorney for a firm in Columbus, Ohio for over eight years, concentrating primarily on ERISA, including representation of employee benefit plans and benefits litigation. While there, he prosecuted a plaintiff’s case to verdict in excess of $20,000,000 and developed plan to preserve that verdict, successfully arguing for a change in the law of Ohio before the Supreme Court of Ohio in Harvey v. Hwang, 103 Ohio St.3d 16 (2004). Michael has extensive experience litigating ERISA benefits and delinquent contribution matters in various federal district and appellate courts throughout the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits.  Michael joined Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A. in February of 2007.  Michael is the Partner in charge of the Taft-Hartley Group of Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A.  Michael has broad experience over the past sixteen years, representing Taft-Hartley funds in all matters, including, but not limited to, plan design, amendments, participant notices, ERISA compliance consultation, IRS compliance consultation, IRS plan submission and qualification, delinquent employer litigation, DOL and IRS audit assistance, voluntary compliance submissions, and prohibited transaction issues.   Michael also oversees the entire Taft-Hartley Practice Group and is responsible for making sure all client needs are being met. Michael has been designated as a Rising Star in Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers.

Areas of Practice

ERISA Multiemployer and Single Benefit Plans, Plan Design, Trustee Counseling, IRS Submissions and Qualifications of Plan Documents, Employee Benefits, ERISA Benefits and Delinquent Employer Litigation, and General Civil Litigation.

Bar Admissions

Ohio Supreme Court, 1998

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2000

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2000

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2001

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1999

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2002

United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 2001

United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2001

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2001

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2000

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2000

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2000

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2002

Professional Memberships

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

Toledo Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association


With offices in Toledo and Lima, OH Allotta Farley Co., L.P.A. serves clients throughout northwest OH with various legal matters. Areas of service include Allen County, Ashland County, Auglaize County, Crawford County, Defiance County, Erie County, Fulton County, Hancock County, Hardin County, Henry County, Huron County, Lucas County, Marion County, Mercer County, Morrow County, Ottawa County, Paulding County, Putnam County, Richland County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Van Wert County, Williams County, Wood County, Wyandot County.

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