Michael McGrath


Michael McGrath, a partner at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, P.C., is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law. His practice emphasizes creditor and debtor rights, commercial and real estate litigation and transactions.

A Phoenix native, Michael received his J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.  Michael, who has practiced law since 1979, began his career clerking for the Chief Judges of the United States Bankruptcy and District Courts in Phoenix.


Michael has been included in the “Best Lawyers in America” publication for 25 years.  He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer,” a “Southwest Super Lawyer” and has been selected as a member of “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.”  He has been awarded an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell.

Michael is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and the Litigation Counsel of America.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.  He has served as a Lawyer Delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and has been a member of the Bankruptcy Rules Committee for the District of Arizona, the Bankruptcy Advisory Commission for the certification of bankruptcy specialists, and the Merit Selection Committee for the District’s bankruptcy judges and magistrate judges.  Michael was a member of the Disciplinary Commission of the Arizona Supreme Court from 1994-2000, serving as chairman from 1999-2000.

He is active in civic, cultural and professional organizations including the Volunteer Lawyers Panel of Southern Arizona Legal Aid.  He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tucson Urban League, a former president of the Tucson Conquistadores and the Tucson Conquistadores Foundation.  He serves as counsel to the non-profit Rialto Theater in Tucson.  He is a managing member of the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson.

He is married to Eileen Romer McGrath, Ph.D., and they have two daughters: Katlin, New York City, and Shea, Tucson.

Areas of practice include:

Corporate and Business Law
Business Reorganization