Overview

Michael is a member of the firm’s litigation group. His practice involves assisting clients in a wide range of civil matters, including disputes pertaining to professional negligence, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation. Michael also has experience assisting clients in white collar criminal defense matters.

Prior to joining AP&S, Michael worked in Raleigh, North Carolina for an international law firm. While in law school, Michael served as the President of the Mock Trial Board, Interscholastic Coordinator for the Moot Court Board, and Articles Editor for the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. Michael also externed for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and volunteered as a co-chair of Duke Law’s Southern Justice Spring Break program. As an undergraduate, Michael interned for the Honorable Judge Bennett R. Gallo in Rhode Island Superior Court.

For the past two years, Michael served as the head coach of Duke University’s undergraduate mock trial team, and continues to volunteer as a tournament judge and regional representative for the American Mock Trial Association.

Education

Duke Law School (J.D., 2015)

Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 2012)

Admissions

Rhode Island

Massachusetts

North Carolina

Representative Matters
  • Assisted in electronic discovery with respect to defending Fortune 100 company involved in intellectual property matter.
  • Assisted in defending medical center involved in medical malpractice matter by serving as second-chair in deposition of expert witness.
  • Assisted in prosecution of defendant convicted of conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering resulting in 22 years imprisonment and over $16.5 million in restitution.
  • Assisted in variety of insurance defense matters concerning catastrophic injury liability and coverage disputes.
Honors
  • Alan and Susan B. Mansfield Scholarship.
  • President, Duke Law Mock Trial Board.
  • Interscholastic Coordinator, Duke Law Moot Court Board.
  • Articles Editor, Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.
  • Recognition for pro bono distinction from Duke Law School.
  • Twiggs-Beskind Cup Champion, Mock Trial.
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Tournament Champion, Mock Trial.
  • Head Coach, Duke University Mock Trial.
  • National Champion and All-American, American Mock Trial Association.
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association.
  • Member, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
In the Community
  • Regional Representative, American Mock Trial Association.
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