Michael defends corporations and premises owners in high-risk litigation involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death, primarily arising from toxic exposures and product liability. He is involved in all phases of litigation from inception of a case from pleadings through post-trial motions and appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael gained valuable courtroom experience during a two-year clerkship with Chief Judge Ben Studdard of the State Court of Henry County, Georgia. In law school, he interned in chambers with the Honorable Amy M. Totenberg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He also interned for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigrant Review Immigration Court.
- State Bar of Georgia
- Treasurer, Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association (Present)
- Luella High School Mock Trial Coach (2015-2017)
- “Ethics for Law Clerks,” Law Clerks' Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (2015)
Articles and publications
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form? Contributory Negligence & Pro Rata Apportionment in North Carolina
- Who Goes on the Verdict Form? Pointing Fingers Across “the V” in Alabama
- (co-author with Judge Ben W. Studdard) Georgia's Safe Harbor Ruling for Affirmative Defenses in Criminal Cases Should be Revisited, 68 Mercer L. Rev. 35, (2017)
- Teaching Assistant, Lawyering Foundations
- Research Assistant, Dr. David Sehat
- Teaching Assistant, Dr. H. Robert Baker
- Court of Appeals of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia