Michael Idzkowski

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Michael Idzkowski

Principal Assistant Attorney General
Supervising Attorney, Bankruptcy & Post-Judgment Unit
Environmental Enforcement Section

Office: 614-466-2766
Direct: 614-752-9563
Fax: 614-644-1926

Michael Idzkowski is the Supervising Attorney of the Section’s Bankruptcy and Post-Judgment Unit, which handles bankruptcy, foreclosure and collection cases involving environmental protection matters.  His clients include the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the State Fire Marshal’s Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  Mike is currently in his second stint with Ohio Attorney General's Office, having rejoined the Section in 2011.

In his prior Attorney General service, Mike worked in the Water, Air and Solid & Infectious Waste units of the Section, and was the Solid & Infectious Waste Unit Supervising Attorney.  Mike served as Ohio’s lead counsel in State v. New Boston Coke Corporation, State v. Kirby’s Tire Recycling, Inc., and State v. Mercomp, Inc., which each resulted in multi-million dollar judgments for the State, and he has represented his client agencies in Ohio’s Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Appellate Districts.  Mike also handled Power Siting Board cases and served as the Ohio Attorney General’s representative on the State Emergency Response Commission.

While away from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Mike was a Staff Attorney with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and an Assistant Consumers’ Counsel with the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel.  As an Assistant Consumers’ Counsel, Mike practiced before the Ohio Public Utilities Commission and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Prior to entering the field of law, Mike worked in banking and business.


  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


  • Capital University Law School, J.D.
  • Western Michigan University, B.B.A.


  • Presenter, “The Intersection of Environmental and Bankruptcy Law,” Columbus Bar Association, Environmental Committee, 2013
  • Presenter, “Interactive Evidence Session,” National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)/National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute (NAGTRI), Bankruptcy from a Government Perspective Seminar, 2018