Michael was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and grew up in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Alberta. His undergraduate studies were at the University of Alberta and Carleton University in Ottawa from which he graduated with an Arts degree in 1992. He received his Law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995, following which he clerked for six Justices of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1997 and practiced at a downtown Vancouver law firm for two years.
Michael moved to Grande Prairie early in the summer of 1999 and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in August 1999.
Michael is in Civil Litigation, dealing primarily with Personal Injury Claims. He is a member of the Law Societies of both Alberta and British Columbia, and the Canadian Bar Association. He is President of the Grande Prairie Bar Association and a sessional lecturer at the Grande Prairie Regional College teaching an introductory law course. He is also Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation, and continues to chair the Foundation’s Dream Home Lottery Project. In his spare time, he plays hockey and other sports and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family.
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