Michael H. Rubin

Mike is the head of the Appellate Team of the Baton Rouge office of McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC. He has an active practice in commercial litigation, real property, and finance. He is the author or co-author of twelve books and twenty-four articles for law reviews and periodicals. His numerous publications have been cited as authoritative by courts at all levels in Louisiana and by federal courts.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Association of Professional Arbitrators and Mediators Panelist

Professional Licenses

Admitted to the Bar: Louisiana, 1975

Memberships, Honors, Professional Associations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (President, 2006-07)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Past President)
  • Southern Conference of Bar Presidents (Past President)
  • Bar Association of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (Past President)
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
  • Baton Rouge Property Lawyers Group
  • Civil Justice Reform Act Committee, Federal District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana (Past Chair)
  • Advisory Committee on the Uniform Local Rules of the Federal District Courts in Louisiana
  • Louisiana Bank Counsel Committee, Louisiana Banker’s Association
  • Served as Board Member of: National Conference of Bar Presidents, American College of Real Estate Lawyers Charitable Foundation, Louisiana Bar Foundation, and LSU Law Center National Board of Trustees
  • American Law Institute (Elected Member)
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Anglo-American Real Property Institute
  • Burton Foundation Award recipient at the Library of Congress for outstanding legal writing
  • Gold Medal recipient from the Foundation for Improvement of Justice, Inc for his work on law reform
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of ethics


Amherst College (BA – 1972); Louisiana State University (JD – 1975)


Office located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Areas of Concentration

Banking, Commercial Disputes

CLE and Teaching

  • Adjunct Professor Louisiana State University Law School (1976-Present)
  • Tulane Law School Professor (2004-Present)
  • Author or contributing author to over 10 books and over 30 legal publications
  • Books include: Louisiana Secured Transactions, LSU Law School, 14th Edition, 2004; West’s Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Pleadings & Judicial Forms Annotated; The Law of Distressed Real Estate, Clark Boardman; Louisiana Appellate Practice Handbook, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company

Client Matters

  • Ground-breaking cases in the area of Louisiana finance and secured lending
  • Major multi-million dollar commercial cases involving contract disputes, construction issues, and commercial transactions
  • Trials of national importance concerning federal voting rights, bankruptcy, and environmental law