Michael's practice primarily focuses on construction defects, personal injury, civil rights, and complex business litigation. Michael has secured numerous seven-figure recoveries for his clients. Some of Michael’s notable representative matters include landslide and soil subsidence damage in Bel Air and Los Angeles caused by neighboring construction, construction breach of contract cases, wrongful denial of insurance coverage to autistic individuals, traumatic brain injury cases, and high-profile police shooting cases.
Michael graduated from Loyola Law School – Los Angeles with a concentration in Civil Litigation and Advocacy, where he spent two years on the nationally ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. Upon graduation, Michael received the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Michael is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, and attended college at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At Wake Forest, he studied German and chemistry and graduated with honors. After college, Michael received a United States Fulbright Scholarship and spent a year living and working in Dresden, Germany.
Areas of Practice
Catastrophic Injuries and Death
Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Litigation
Complex Business Litigation
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA, 2014, J.D.
- Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 2009, B.A. cum laude
- California, 2014
- Abandonment Issues: What to Do When an Insurance Carrier Denies Coverage and Refuses to Defend. - Pincus Professional Education, 2015
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Honors and Awards
- National Finalist, National Trial Competition, 2014
- ABOTA Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, 2014
- Robinson Trial Advocacy Scholar, 2014
- National Finalist, Tournament of Champions Trial Competition, 2013
- Member, Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, 2012-2014
- Fulbright Scholar, Germany, 2009-2010
- State Bar of California, Member
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Member
- Consumer Attorneys of California, Member