J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2013
B.A., St. John’s University, Political Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010
Michael is presently involved with the defense of workers’ compensation claims, including settlements with intervenors, witness depositions, hearings, motion practice, and appellate practice.
Prior to obtaining his law degree, Michael worked as a law clerk for two local firms where he drafted memoranda and briefs, performed legal research, interviewed witnesses, and assisted with all aspects of litigation. He was also an intern at the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where he researched legal issues and arguments in pending cases, wrote memoranda summarizing the cases, and recommended decisions for the court.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael worked in a variety of fields, including as a union airline baggage handler, basketball referee, security officer, and even a corporate mascot for a national chain. As he puts it. “There was nothing more humbling than wearing a human sandwich costume and not being able to talk, especially for a future lawyer.” Michael employs his own diverse work history to offer insight into complex workers’ compensation claims.
Co-Author, A Comparison of Wisconsin and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claims, William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 4, 2015
Senator-Student Bar Association
Chairman-Student Bar Association Senate Finance Committee
Moot Court Competition
American Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Conciliator/Arbitrator