Michael is lifelong resident of Anchorage, receiving his undergraduate at UAA, where he led its accomplished Speech and Debate Team to victories across the U.S., including a national championship, and internationally. From the early years of his practice, Michael has litigated cases throughout Alaska, most notably as part of a trial team that won a $51.3 million verdict in a business litigation case. Michael maintains a varied civil litigation and trial practice, and has litigated cases in both federal and state court in Alaska, including arguing in front of the Alaska Supreme Court. In 2016, Michael was awarded UAA's prestigious "Emerging Leader" Alumni of Distinction Award.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012, cum laude
CALI Award for Excellence: Advanced Evidence; Conflicts of Laws
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
B.A., Political Science, 2009