With over twenty years of practicing law, Michael has a broad legal background and an in-depth experience in litigations. Michael is highly skilled and is diversely skilled in various branches of the law, making him a valuable asset to the firm. He demonstrates his dedication and unwavering commitment daily to protecting every client's rights and helps his clients seek the justice they deserve. He has experience in trial practices and superior communication skills, allowing his clients to feel confident and safe during their most vulnerable moments.
Michael earned his Juris Doctor from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and has been practicing since 2000, helping his clients solve their legal issues, no matter how complex or challenging they may be. His legal background includes criminal defense, labor and employment, civil rights, municipal law, land use, and zoning, landlord-tenant, workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, child support and custody, divorce, child dependency, personal injury, and insurance defense litigation. Michael began as an Assistant PD in Dauphin County until transitioning to private practice in 2002.
He primarily focuses his practice on family law defense, and child dependency. He develops creative litigation strategies to minimize and mitigate client liability/exposure to reach favorable outcomes and solutions.
A life-long south-central PA resident, Michael enjoys spending quality time with his two sons, Trenton and Joseph, his dog Loki and family and friends. He enjoys connecting with nature, spending vacations near the mountains or on a beach, playing golf, and hunting.
Michael demonstrates his devotion to clients daily, empathizing with each individual and their situation and establishing a professional and compassionate relationship. He thrives on expressing the same passion for representing all his clients and helps them feel prepared to face these sensitive moments together. He is an exceptional attorney who defends his clients with a remarkable courtroom presence, allowing them to feel comfortable during their most challenging times.