Michael grew up in northern New England and received his B. Sc. (cum laude) In biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As an undergraduate, Michael published several papers in scientific journals related to plant biotechnology. Upon graduation, Michael worked in research chemical engineering firms, specializing in formulation and optimization of multicomponent photocatalysts. Michael is a co-inventor on patents related to this work.
While still in law school, Michael worked for the United States Army Legal Services Agency in Washington, D.C., (JAG), and continued to do so at the Office of the State Judge Advocate, Vermont.
Michael established himself in Colorado after graduating from Vermont Law School in 2005, interning for the Colorado Attorney General's Office in the Natural Resources and Environment Section while continuing his work on his master's degree in environmental law, which he received in 2006 (cum laude).
After finishing his degrees, Michael focused on civil litigation here in Colorado, and is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Michael is an entrepreneur, forming his own military and government supply company, and now focuses his energies on providing estate planning to Colorado residents.
A United States Army combat veteran, Michael served as a reconnaissance paratrooper, and is a graduate of the elite U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger Schools.