Michael graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2008, earning a B.S. in Cognitive Studies.

He earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 2011, with a Certificate in Maritime Law.  During law school, he was published in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property for his analysis of digital property rights

Michael practices in the area of bankruptcy law.  Prior to working at Erwin Law, he represented debtors in the filing of bankruptcy petitions, Rule 2004 examinations, contested hearings, and adversary proceedings.

Michael is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois (2011), the State of California (2013 Inactive Status), and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2011 General Bar).