Michael is a past Chair of the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. He was first appointed to the Board in 2014 by Governor Kitzhaber and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. In 2016 he was appointed Chair of the Board by Governor Brown. Before his appointment to the Parole Board, Michael was a Deputy District Attorney in Clackamas County from 2006 to 2014. While he was a Deputy District Attorney, Michael prosecuted hundreds of cases and gained valuable trial, negotiation, and motion practice experience. Michael was particularly proud that the District Attorney’s Office trusted him to prosecute felony DUII, vehicular homicides and assaults, complex financial and embezzlement cases, public corruption cases, controlled substances cases, arson, Ballot Measure 11 crimes, and homicides. He was also honored to be part of the Clackamas County Adult Drug Court Team for several years working to offer an opportunity to those whose crimes were motivated by addiction. One of his most significant achievements was developing the office’s search warrant training and its search and seizure analysis chart.
Michael’s interest in the law began when he was a member of the Lake Oswego High School Mock Trial team from 1995-1997. One of his fondest memories is being part of the team that won the state championship in 1997. Being a member of that team helped put Michael on the path to being a lawyer. It is also why Michael continues to be involved with high school mock trial as a volunteer coach with West Linn High School. Michael continued his passion for advocacy at Johns Hopkins University where he was the University’s Mock Trial Team President and the President of the Pre-Law Society. At the University of Oregon School of Law he was one of three winners of the school’s mock trial competition. After graduation he was able to combine his desire to work in public service with his love of trial advocacy by working as a Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney for 8 years. Michael continues to be involved in his community as a member of the Rotary Club of West Linn and as a Board Member of Clackamas Women Services, an organization dedicated to aiding the survivors and victims of family, domestic and sexual violence.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2005.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Political Science, 2001.
Activities & Affiliations
State Professional Responsibility Board, Oregon State Bar, 2019 to present.
Uniform Criminal Jury Instruction Group, Oregon State Bar, 2019 to present.
Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon State Bar, 2013-2015.
Board Member, Clackamas Women Services, 2018 to present.
Member, Rotary Club of West Linn, 2017 to present.
Honors and Awards
Letter of commendation from Oregon Department of Justice.
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We know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer a free one hour initial consultation, by phone or in person at our office, to listen to your needs and to find out if we can help you. At this time I am not accepting clients charged with family violence and domestic violence crimes. I am also not accepting cases where the Oregon Board of Parole would be the ultimate decision maker or any parole case I was involved with as a Board Member. Office visits and in person consultations are by appointment only.