Michael graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a degree in History. He later earned his Juris Doctorate from The University of California, Davis.
While in law school, Michael was the Chair of the Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization, a student organization that assists and raises awareness of underserved communities. He also served as a board member for the King Hall Legal fund, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing equal access of underserved populations to the American Legal System. He interned for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and the California Attorney General’s Office Natural Resources section.
Upon graduating from law school, Michael worked as a law clerk for Judge Michael R. Spaan and Judge Dani Crosby of the Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage, Alaska. He helped research and write orders for the Court on cases involving serious felonies, complex commercial litigation, employment law, and administrative appeals. While in Alaska, Michael made sure to take advantage of all the adventure he could; backpacking around Denali, fishing in the Kenai, and embracing the nature of America’s last frontier.
After his clerkship, he went to the Weld County District Attorney’s office to serve as a prosecutor. Michael litigated numerous trials during his time as a Deputy District Attorney. He prosecuted misdemeanors, felonies, sex offenses, and juvenile adjudications. While at the District Attorney, Michael routinely gave presentations to youth in conflict through restorative justice programs designed to keep kids out of the criminal justice system. Michael still loves to be an active community member and volunteers his time as a Youth Mentor for Partner’s Mentoring Youth.
Michael recently joined Peek Goldstone, LLC and is ready to apply his experience to your case. Michael’s goal is to help clients reach an amicable resolution to their case or issue, but as an experienced litigator, he is not afraid to advocate for you in trial.