Michael L. Bachman

Associate Attorney
Cincinnati, Ohio
513-241-7722 Ext. 2862

Michael L. Bachman served as the Chief Magistrate of the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court from 2007 to 2018. He presided over tens of thousands of cases including civil protection orders, foreclosures, zoning, administrative appeals, appeals from state and municipal boards, general civil disputes and more. Prior to that, he was a major trial prosecutor with the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office, trying hundreds of jury trials. He spent four years as the Principal Litigator in the Ohio Attorney General's Office working in the Capital Crimes Section and with smaller counties statewide, and in various Ohio appellate courts and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mike is a Life Member of the Greater Cincinnati Arson and Fire Investigator's Seminar and has presented on topics not only to that organization, but also to Salmon P. Chase School of Law, University of Cincinnati Law School, Cincinnati Bar Association, Attorney General's Office and various other CLE seminars.

Mike and his wife are residents of Hamilton County, have three grown sons and are expecting their first two grandchildren. He enjoys travel, hiking, golfing, and has a passion for Xavier basketball.

Areas of Practice

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • B.S. cum laude - 1980

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Attorney General's Award for Professionalism, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Association of Magistrates, Member
  • Greater Cincinnati Regional Arson Fire Investigato, Life Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Adult Faith Formation Committee, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2011 - 2017
  • Festival Booth Chair, Our Lady of Lourdes Festival, 1990 - 2016

CONTACT Information

Michael L. Bachman

Associate Attorney, Dispute Resolution & Litigation

D 513.241.7722

F 859.292.5355

[email protected]