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Michael D. Dirksen

Michael D. Dirksen

Manager of Client Advisory Technology Services

Mike Dirksen joined Bowman and Brooke in June 2022 as manager of its Client Advisory Technology Services (CATS) team. Mike brings years of in-depth practical e-Discovery experience to the CATS team. In his role, he consults with legal teams and clients regarding defensible discovery approaches and implementation of strategies that maximize efficiencies across the discovery lifecycle. He manages the day-to-day operation of the CATS team, facilitating rapid resolution to complicated discovery-related issues. He is a certified RelativityOne Review Pro.     

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, Mike spent 10 years as an e-Discovery attorney at a law firm in Minneapolis. Mike also spent seven years at 3M contributing to discovery efforts in science-focused mass tort matters. 

Before attending law school, Mike worked at 3M in its bioanalytical technology division, where his laboratory research led to the development of biocompatible materials and robust genetic sequencing methods in support of the Human Genome Project. As a result of his research, Mike is listed as an inventor on U.S. Patent No. 6,617,136.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Saint John's University, B.A., 1999
    Major: Biology


    • Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists
      —Certified eDiscovery Specialist
    • RelativityOne
      —Certified RelativityOne Review Pro

Recent News, Events and Blogs

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Workplace Messaging Platforms & Modern Attachments: Identification, Preservation, & Review Solutions," Presenter, Minnesota Paralegal Association 2024 Convention, May 2024
  • "Big, Bigger, Biggest – Best Practices for Big Projects," Co-Presenter, Minnesota Association of Litigation Support Professionals, September 2023


  • "Are You Doing Everything You Should to Preserve Relevant Chat Messages?," Co-Author, Client Alert, July 2023