Prior to joining Fraser Stryker, Michael was an Assistant United States Attorney and a Deputy Attorney General. As such, he has successfully represented clients in state and federal court proceedings. This experience gives Michael a distinct point of view in his current role as a litigator for his clients.
Michael is committed to serving his clients with leadership and integrity. He believes that to be an effective lawyer, one must be willing to step up and lead when the opportunity presents itself. He uses the knowledge gained from his prior roles to provide his clients with advice on how to reach the best possible outcome.
Michael was inspired to become a lawyer while his father took a deposition from the then-sitting Secretary of the Treasury for the State of Florida during a “Take Your Son to Work” day. Michael earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois at Chicago Law School and his undergraduate degree from Florida State University. During his free time, Michael enjoys running, working out with fellow members of F3 Omaha, watching movies, reading, and playing guitar.
- Alabama Bar Association, 2008
Memberships & Civic Affiliations
- Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Iowa (2018-2022)
- Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Alabama Attorney General (2011-2018)
Presentations & Publications
Nontestimonial Declarations Against Penal Interest: Eschewing the Corroboration Requirement for Inculpatory Statements After Crawford, 41 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 969 (2008)
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
LAW SCHOOL: University of Illinois at Chicago Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
COLLEGE: Florida State University, B.A., cum laude