Michael is double board certified in Civil Appeals & Criminal Appeals. Having worked for the Texas Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, and 4th Court of Appeals, he’s drafted over 350 opinions and worked on over 700 appellate matters. Michael has also written over 20 law review articles and other legal publications, one of which was cited by the Texas Supreme Court.
Michael also co-owns a business to help students in 47 states and 6 countries develop argumentation and presentation skills through competitive interscholastic speech and debate programs.
Through the Texas and San Antonio young lawyers’ associations, Michael has worked on projects to promote access to justice and diversity in the legal profession. He’s also served as the President of the San Antonio LGBT Bar Association and the Texas Association of Appellate Court Attorneys, and volunteered with nonprofits helping LGBTQ youth, people living with HIV, and single parents without transportation.