Michael is a veteran attorney with a passion and enthusiasm for litigation. He also possesses a unique knowledge of the funeral industry and mortuary law. He is currently General Counsel to the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. He represents and advises funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries on legal and business matters. He also represents licensed professionals in administrative disciplinary hearings before the Minnesota Department of Health and the Federal Trade Commission. Before he became an attorney, he was a Funeral Director with a large funeral chapel and cemetery operation in the metropolitan area.
Michael was previously in-house counsel and on the trial team with Nationwide Insurance Company where he was involved in litigation and arbitration. Prior to that, Michael worked as an attorney with a local civil litigation law firm focusing on insurance coverage, premises liability, industrial equipment, utility liability, construction defect, and toxic/mass tort cases.
Michael is a qualified No-Fault Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.
He has been listed as a Minnesota Rising Star since 2009.
Michael also served in the United States Marine Corps.