​From the Midwest to Oregon

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin.  My Dad was the local judge. The influence of my father’s career shaped my interest in the law.

I obtained a journalism degree from a state college.  After trying my hand as a newspaper reporter in Minnesota, I decided to enroll at Willamette Law School in Salem in 1980.  Coming from the Midwest, the state of Oregon was both unfamiliar and enticing, with its natural beauty and its reputation as a great place to live.

I thoroughly enjoyed law school, and remember those days fondly.  A summer program in trial advocacy convinced me I wanted to become a trial lawyer. 



In 1983, I landed a job as an associate attorney in what was then considered a “big firm” in Portland, with 28 attorneys.  My formative years at Bullivant Houser Bailey were instrumental to my later success as a trial lawyer.  I received excellent mentoring from some very fine trial lawyers in that firm.

Being in a small firm requires that I select cases carefully. My firm cannot be all things to all clients. The quality of the client makes all the difference.  I look for cases where I believe in the client, and we can make a lasting and positive difference.


​Universiry of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
B.A. in Journalism and Political Science, With Honors, 1979

Willamette University
​College of Law, ​J.D., cum laude, 1983

Professional Distinctions
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating
  • ​Super Lawyers of Oregon: Commercial Litigation

​Bar Memberships
  • ​Oregon State Bar 1983
  • Washington State Bar 1984

​Law Firm Affiliations
  • ​Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
  • ​Seidl & Rizzo LLP
  • ​Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
  • Seidl Law Office PC

During my 12 years with the Bullivant firm, I mostly represented insurance companies and defended cases.  By 1995, I was ready to try out my skills in my
own firm. I started Seidl and Rizzo, P.C.  In 2001, I formed Seidl Law Office, P.C. and began representing more plaintiffs.

Over the course of my career, my one goal has always been to excel in the courtroom.  I wanted the confidence and ability to take any case 
to a jury trial. My track record in trials and arbitrations is my proudest professional achievement.

In 2009, I began serving in a neutral capacity as a mediator or arbitrator.  I enjoy these different roles, and try to use my experience to help parties and attorneys find satisfactory solutions.

Client Feedback

“Mr. Seidl effectively and successfully built and executed a strong case.”​​​
“Mr. Seidl is very thorough and communicates well with his client.”​​​
“I was impressed with Mick’s work ethic and dedication.”​​
“Mick did a great job of clearly ​​​​explaining the range of possibilities and risks, and he was extremely effective in communicating.”

I have made my home in southeast Portland for over 30 years.  I am married to Jen Street, who retired after a long career with Nordstrom.  I have three adult sons.  And true to my Wisconsin roots, I’m still an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers!