We work with local clients and clients throughout the country who are
looking to continue to build a sense of community in Rochester.
Michael S. Dietz






Mike was the youngest of three kids growing up and always enjoyed studying.  He decided to attend law school and found he had a talent for the work, particularly trial advocacy.  After graduating, he served as a clerk for a bankruptcy judge and had the opportunity to travel one week a month around the country to help other dockets.  He learned a lot during those two years and realized he wanted to continue working in bankruptcy.

Mike has been a United States Chapter 7 Trustee since 1991 in addition to his legal work in business transactions.  In the last three to four years he has focused solely on the Trustee office.

At home, Mike makes outstanding wood-fired pizza and is an avid wood-worker.  Mike enjoys endurance sports such as marathons and adventure racing.  He has previously served on various boards including the Greater Rochester Area University Center, the OMC Board of Trustees, Family Services Rochester, and the Boy Scouts.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Community & Government
  • Creditors Remedies
  • Acquiring
  • Selling and Forming Businesses
  • Creditor's Rights

Bar Admissions

  • North Dakota, 1987
  • Minnesota, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of North Dakota, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. - 1987
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • B.B.A. - 1984

Published Works

  • Character Evidence: Footprints in the Civil Snow, 62 North Dakota Law Review 539, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Olmsted County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • US Bankruptcy Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 1987 to 1989
  • US Dept. of Justice, Bankruptcy Trustee, 1991


  • Delta Theta Phi