Prior to practicing law, Michael worked with developers to get development plans approved by various government agencies. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003 with a degree in political science and later acquired his Arizona real estate license, working as a real estate and right of way agent alongside escrow agents, real estate agents, developers, and government agencies in the development and sale of Arizona’s raw and improved land.
In 2005, Michael attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, focusing primarily on real estate property and tort law. Michael obtained various accolades for his academic achievements, including Dean’s List recognition and a CALI award for academic excellence. Upon graduating from law school in 2008, Michael returned to Arizona to practice personal injury, railroad, and real estate law. His business and real estate clients included developers, real estate professionals, right-of-way companies, environmental companies, hotels, raceway partnerships, and other large corporations.
Five years later, Michael moved his practice to the Bay Area, representing title insurance companies, escrow companies, institutional lenders, healthcare companies, and homeowners associations on an array of real estate matters. He also represented various individuals in personal injury claims arising from auto accidents, slip-and-fall cases, and police misconduct. Michael brought his legal practice to Montana in 2014 and has continued to represent individuals and businesses in real estate and personal injury matters.
Michael is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Montana, Arizona, and California, as well as the federal courts for the District of Montana, the District of Arizona, and the Northern District of California. He is also a licensed real estate broker in California. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and the Montana, California, and Arizona State Bar associations.
Michael currently resides in Bozeman, Montana with his wife Kathryn.