Mike Tackeff is an associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group where he represents clients in complex business litigation and government investigations.
Mike earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Brown University. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. During law school, Mike was a law clerk with the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office in Nashville, the Southern Environmental Law Center in Nashville, and the Honorable Melvin S. Hoffman, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. Before law school, Mike was a paralegal at a boutique litigation firm in Boston.
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
American Constitution Society
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law — Executive Student Writing Editor (2017-2018)
Vanderbilt Moot Court Board — Associate Problem Editor (2017-2018)
Vanderbilt Transfer Students Association — President (2017-2018)
Weldon B. White Prize
Grace Wilson Sims Prize for Excellence in Student Writing in Transnational Law
Masamichi Yamamoto Second-Year Editor Award
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Awards — American Legal History, Professional Responsibility
Hartman State and Local Tax Forum Writing Competition Winner (2017)