Mike has practiced law for almost 30 years. He began as a lawyer in the US Navy JAG Corps. He was stationed at Mayport, FL and King's Bay Naval Submarine base and rose to the rank of an Lieutenant Commander before leaving the Navy in 1992 for private practice. Since 1992 Mike has represented thousands of North Florida workers who have been injured in the workplace. He has tried a number of cases in the Jacksonville courts, as well as those in St. Augustine, Daytona, Ocala, Lake City and Tallahassee.
Mike was licensed to practice in the state of Ohio in 1986 and became licensed in the state of Florida in 1991. He is a member of the Florida Bar, The Jacksonville Bar Association, and is active in the Jacksonville Workers' Compensation Advocates, a group that promotes the interests of injured workers. He is a member of the Jacksonville chapter of the Friends of 440, a charitable group that raises money for families that are injured in the workplace. Mike O'Rourke's knowledge and humor make him a desired lecturer at seminars and host at fund raisers.