Michael has been a licensed active attorney in good standing going on seven years. During this time, Michael worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Churchill County, Nevada in the criminal division. Michael successfully prosecuted many levels and types of crimes and gained a significant amount of trial experience having tried over a thousand misdemeanor and felony crimes through trial. Michael has been afforded the opportunity to lend his skills to the area of corporate compliance where he advised a Fortune 500 in the areas of government contracts, healthcare regulations, encryption standards, and data security.
Most recently, Michael has maintained a successful practice focusing on a wide variety of criminal and civil proceedings. In this latest endeavor, Michael has sought to provide legal services to otherwise underrepresented individuals and groups whose need for legal services are not consistently and traditionally being met.
Because Michael works so hard, he seriously values his time outside the office. Michael unwinds by spending time fishing, hunting, kayaking, getting lost in the mountains, and hanging out with Bruce-his Great Pyrenees. Michael truly appreciates the outdoor life and finds himself right at home here in northern Nevada.
- U.S. District Court District of Nevada
- U.S. District Court District of Utah
- Juris Doctor, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, 2011
- Bachelor of Science, Southern Utah University – Cedar City, UT 1999
- State Bar of Nevada
- Washoe County Bar Association
- Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- State of Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys
- American Health Lawyers Association
Publications and Educational Activities
- 2019 Utah State Bar Leadership Academy
- Timpanogos Legal Center
- Oasis Academy Charter School-board member, Fallon, NV
- Nevada Legal Services
- Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans
- Churchill County Coalition
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada-instructor
- Utah Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Provo, UT
- Legal extern for Clark County District Attorney