Michael is a general civil litigator with experience in creditors' rights, including pre- and post-judgment remedies such as garnishment, supplemental proceedings, real and personal property executions, attachment, and post-judgment discovery.
When did you start practicing law as a licensed attorney?
October 2019
What do you like about your work?
The best part about working as an attorney is there is never a dull day. You are constantly confronted with a new fact, a change in the law, or an opposing point of view. This sort of constant barrage makes every day different and exciting.
What is something you'd be happy doing every single day for the rest of your career?
Discovery. In law, this is the formal process in which all sides exchange information about relevant information of the case such as witnesses and evidence. In my relatively few years of practice, I have found that I thoroughly enjoy diving into the facts of the case to formulate written discovery that will require the opposing side to divulge the requested information and documents.
Which skills or personality traits do you think are needed in your kind of practice that might differ from other practices?
Curiosity and the art of storytelling. I have found in litigation that I am constantly looking for the answer to "Why?". Generally, all parties can answer "Who?", "What?", "When?", and "Where?", but the "Why?" is left to interpretation. The job of a successful lawyer is to answer the "Why?" and persuasively relay the story to the fact finder (whether it's a jury or judge). Simply put, lawyers are storytellers giving a voice to their clients in the courtroom.