Michael has dedicated his practice of law to representing individuals who have been injured or wronged by others. His representative clients have ranged from those injured in car accidents, to adults and children who have been sexually abused by those in a position of power, and those who have been catastrophically injured in falls caused by dangerous conditions created by cities, counties, or businesses. Michael practices in state and federal court and has recovered millions of dollars on his clients’ behalf in nearly two decades as a trial attorney.
Michael has been recognized as a “Rising Star” six different years by Washington Law and Politics magazine. Michael has successfully argued many times in front of the Washington State Court of Appeals – sticking with clients through to the end. Michael has been first chair on several jury trials, convincing juries to award millions of dollars to his clients. Michael has also settled over 50 cases on behalf of childhood sexual abuse victims – usually at the hands of clergy.
Michael was born and raised in Milton, WA before attending the University of Washington. Following college Michael attended Seattle University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and mock trial team before graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2004.
Aside from working tirelessly on behalf of his clients, Michael and his wife and three children live in Pierce County and are active in the University of Washington alumni community.