Michael was born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island. He graduated magna cum laude from Stonehill College in Massachusetts before moving to San Antonio in 1996 as a volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He attended St. Mary’s University School of Law and graduated in 2008. While in law school, Michael served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association and Executive Lieutenant Governor of the 13th District, American Bar Association, Law Student Division. Michael competed in internal and external moot court competitions and was named Best Speaker during this 3rd year. Michael is a member of and served as the Historian of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity. Immediately prior to law school, Michael served as the Chief of Staff to the Honorable Enrique M. Barrera, Councilman, City of San Antonio (2001-2005).
Michael is licensed in Texas (2008), District of Columbia (2009, inactive) and is admitted to practice in the United Stated District Court, Western District of Texas (2010). He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. Michael is very active in the local bar community serving as the President of the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association and as an adviser to the San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Bar Foundation. He is also a member of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for St. Mary’s University School of Law. Michael was named one of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio by Scene in SA Magazine in 2011.
Michael is experienced in a broad range of matters, including transaction and litigation, including tort,, personal injury, construction defects, real estate, land use, and family law.