Michael graduated from the University of Virginia in 2001 with a BA in history. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004. Michael practices in the areas of Social Security disability, VA disability, general civil litigation, immigration and wills & estates. He is active in the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), where he serves as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division. In addition to the NCBA, Michael has served in leadership positions with the American Bar Association (ABA).
Super Lawyers Magazine has named Michael a “Rising Star” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Business North Carolina Magazine has named Michael one of its “Young Guns” for 2011,2012, 2013 and 2014. Both of these publications are voted on by lawyers in North Carolina.
Michael has also provided television legal commentary for WXII, WFMY and Fox 8. He writes a blog,www.southernlawyernc.blogspot.com, where he writes about the law and legal news. The blog receives between 300-400 hits per day. He is also active on Twitter @slnc01 where he has a few thousand followers. He tweets about law related topics ranging from the law to literature to Star Wars.