L. Micha Ordway, Jr.

“As a litigator, I see myself first and foremost as a problem solver. My goal is not just to resolve issues, but to pave the way for my clients’ success and peace of mind.”

Micha Ordway is a skilled litigator with more than 20 years of experience representing clients both inside and out of the courtroom. Micha’s advocacy has made him sought after for his expertise and trusted advice in commercial litigation, labor and employment, and other complex litigation matters.

Throughout his career, Micha has successfully represented a diverse range of clients, from large corporations to individual professionals, in high-stakes legal actions. His experience includes:

  • Business disputes
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Construction law
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment discrimination and retaliation claims
  • Labor and employment matters
  • Wage and Hour claims
  • Whistleblower suits
  • Agricultural law

From 2000-2001, Micha was a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Howard G. Munson, former Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York. Between 1998-2000, he was the judicial law clerk to the Hon. Gary L. Sharpe, when he served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York.

Micha Ordway is a Managing Member of Bousquet Holstein PLLC and serves as Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Experience

  • Defended hospital in a commercial dispute claiming breach of contract and other non-contract-based claims;
  • Defended contractor in commercial dispute with consultant;
  • Represented developer in commercial dispute with subcontractor;
  • Successfully argued appeal in the New York State Court of Appeals regarding an insurance coverage dispute on behalf of the insured;
  • Obtained summary judgement for contractor in arbitration before American Arbitration Association dismissing claim for breach of contract claim seeking 10 million in damages. Arbitrator directed plaintiff to reimburse client fees and expenses;
  • Argued appeal before United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of the employee in Title VII discrimination claim, which resulted in reversal of decision by the District Court.

Affiliations And Acknowledgements

  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • The Central New York Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, 2007 Honoree
  • Best Lawyers in America (2017-2024) – Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Super Lawyers – Upstate New York Edition, 2015-2019; 2021-2023

Community Involvement

  • Baldwinsville Community Scholarship Foundation – Associate Member
  • Baldwinsville Central School District – Former member and Vice President, Board of Education
  • Lysander Zoning Board of Appeals – Former Chairperson

Education

J.D., Albany Law School, 1997
B.A., Hamilton College, 1990

Admissions

New York
Massachusetts
(inactive)
United States District Court, Northern and Western Districts of New York



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