Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 1999
University of Michigan, B.A. 1994
Michael Rampe practices in the public utility and telecommunications law fields.
Mike regularly represents utilities and telecommunications providers in regulatory and administrative law matters and litigation before state and federal agencies, courts and in appellate matters. Mike provides counsel on interconnection, tariffs, intercarrier disputes, licensing, cable television, utility cost recovery filings, and other areas of state and federal law affecting utilities and telecommunication providers.
Effectively represented corporation to obtain Michigan Public Service Commission approval to acquire two utilities.
Effectively represented utility in numerous cost recovery proceedings over the opposing positions of intervening parties.
Effectively represented telecommunications industry on an amicus basis to obtain favorable rulings from the Michigan Supreme Court on key industry issues related to the protection of underground facilities.
Successfully represented a local exchange carrier in interconnection agreement arbitration before the Michigan Public Service Commission.
Successfully defended total service long run incremental cost (TSLRIC) studies before the Michigan Public Service Commission over the vigorous opposition of multiple large telephone and wireless service providers.
Provided legal representation to new local exchange carrier in need of Michigan license, authority to receive high cost Universal Service Support, an approved total service long run incremental cost study, tariffs, and related legal services incident to its establishment as a service provider in Michigan.
Reported and Published Decisions
In re Complaint of Rovas against SBC Michigan, 482 Mich 90; 754 NW2d 259 (2008)
SBC v JT Crawford, Inc, 2007 WL 4200675, lv den 482 Mich 1046 (2008)
Municipal Employees Retirement Systems of Michigan v Charter Twp of Delta, 266 Mich App 510; 702 NW2d 665 (2005)
TCG Detroit v City of Dearborn, 261 Mich App 69; 680 NW2d 24 (2004)
Verizon North, Inc v Michigan Public Service Commission, 260 Mich App 432, 677 NW2d 918 (2004)
Michigan State University College of Law, magna cum laude; Member, Law Review; Stephen T. Roumell Award for proficiency in the study of Taxation; Jurisprudence Achievement Award, Basic Income Taxation, Evidence
University of Michigan, honors, high distinction; James B. Angell Scholar Award
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Ingham County Bar Association
Civic, Cultural & Social Activities
St. Martha Knights of Columbus
South Lansing Rotary Club, President 2011-2012
“Duty to Protect Customers Information and Notify of Network Breach” Telecommunication Association of Michigan Seminar, December 2015
"Red Flag Rules," Telecommunications Association of Michigan, September 2008
"Intermodal Local Number Portability," Telecommunications Association of Michigan, January 2004
"Expanded Local Calling" Telecommunications Association of Michigan, May 2002