Michael was born in Homestead, Florida. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2001 from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland and his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Linfield College.
He practices all areas of family law, with special emphasis in the drafting and review of pre-marital and cohabitation agreements, business valuations, third-party custody rights, and contentious custody and spousal support matters. Judges and attorneys throughout Oregon also request Michael’s assistance in the representation of children in contested custody matters.
Michael has been recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers each year beginning in 2008. He serves as a member of the Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Clatsop County Bar Associations; several Oregon State Bar select committees; and the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners. Michael was also chosen as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2017.
In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in the local community, including scouting organizations and youth sports.