“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”
Born in Montana but raised in southwest Washington along the Columbia river, for college Michael initially attended the United States Military Academy, getting to live in New York, Alaska, and North Africa during his time there. After leaving USMA, Michael finished his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington earning a bachelor’s degree in Law, Economics, and Public Policy. Staying in the Seattle area, Michael then attended Seattle University earning both his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice as well as his Law Degree. While in law school, Michael pursued a variety of extracurricular activities including joining the Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental, and Innovation Law; Phi Alpha Delta Honors Fraternity; and the Moot Court Board. During law school, Michael also worked as a Rule 9 intern for the Everett City Prosecutor’s Office and then spent a year as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County before joining Lether as an associate attorney.
In his free time, Michael enjoys reading, writing, playing disc golf, and exploring local breweries. A die hard Mariner’s fan, he also wakes up early to watch Formula 1 races live and thinks the only college football game worth getting invested in is the Army Navy game every December.