Michael Tello practices in the area of Railroad and Train Accidents. He brings over 50 years of railroad industry experience to Bolt Law Firm and is also Minnesota’s longest-standing, uninterrupted UTU-SMART Designated Legal Counsel. Before dedicating his legal career to representing injured railroad workers as a FELA lawyer, Michael was a switchman for 11 years and served as a UTU local chairman. He was also elected as Delegate to the International Convention, vice president of his local union, and served as an international officer on the executive board.
After a career-ending injury due to a railroad’s negligence, Michael attained his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School with hopes of helping others who have been through similar circumstances. He continued to serve as a UTU local chairman for another 25 years after his injury.
Michael brings extensive railroad experience to Bolt Law Firm that provides him with a unique insider’s view of railroad and train accident cases. This insider’s knowledge benefits injured railroaders who have experienced devastating injuries due to a railroad's negligence, wrongdoing, or violation of federal regulations. His legal work has resulted in life-changing compensation for railroad workers across the country.
Michael has a widespread practice in protecting whistleblower rights for workers who have reported safety concerns or an injury, training a new era of local chairpersons on handling investigations, and managing FELA claims. His deep-rooted passion for railroading, railroaders, and protecting their families is second to none.
- Railroad & Train Accidents