Admitted to Practice:
United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 2003
Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 2003
Boston University, M.A., 1996
Lewis and Clark College, B.S., 1990
Probate & Trust Administration
Elder Law, including Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Will/Trust Disputes
General Civil/Business Litigation
Residential/Commercial Landlord Tenant Litigation
Professional Organizations & Community Service:
Oregon State Bar, Member
Jackson County Bar Association, Member
City Attorney, City of Gold Hill
Board Member, ScienceWorks
Michael was born and raised in Medford, Oregon, and after a long journey elsewhere, returned to his roots to raise his family. Michael graduated from Lewis and Clark College, where he studied Biology and Latin American History. After a short stint in Boston, Massachusetts, Michael joined the United States Peace Corps and spent three years in Bolivia; the first two years as an agricultural extensionist and the third year within the Peace Corps administration. Upon his return to the United States, Michael attended Boston University where he received a M.A. in International Relations and Resource Environmental Management. He subsequently worked in Miami, Florida, and Washington, D.C., as a private contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy, managing international environmental remediation projects.
Michael attained his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School, graduating cum laude. Thereafter, Michael practiced in Portland for six years. After his second daughter was born, he and his wife decided they wanted to raise their family in a smaller town and returned to Medford.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys exploring all Southern Oregon has to offer and introducing his wife and two daughters to the places and activities he enjoyed in his youth. When he gets the chance, Michael enjoys cycling and tackling the numerous home improvement projects that await him.