An attorney with Barnes & Thornburg, Michael is a creative and meticulous advocate for clients facing uniquely challenging family situations. He brings his extensive skills to bear on behalf of business owners, public figures, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, and medical and legal professionals and their families, handling divorces with high net worth estates.
In addition, he is a go-to advisor for clients navigating the complexities of high-conflict child custody cases, which often center on allegations of abuse, alienation, or serious mental illness. Beyond helping his clients navigate these complex and private matters, Michael is committed to transforming and improving the practice of family law through pro bono service, as an adjunct professor, continuing legal education presenter, and author of various resources, including Minnesota’s definitive practice guide on family law. Michael’s contributions have been widely lauded, including awards for excellence from the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations.