Michael is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, general litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and business tort law.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2009
  • Mississippi, 2010
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Tennessee: Western, Eastern
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 6th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers®
    • Mid-South Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2014-2017
  • Leo Bearman, Sr., American Inn of Court – Associate of the Year, 2015
  • General Counsel, Carnival Memphis, 2014-2017

Education & Honors

  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2009
    • University of Memphis Law Review
    • University of Memphis Moot Court Board
    • Dean’s Award for Excellence, Legal Methods, Best Memorandum, Fall 2006
    • CALI Award for Excellence, Products Liability, Spring 2009
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., History, 2005
    • Men’s Varsity Basketball Team, 2001-2005
    • First Team Academic All Ivy, 2003, 2004

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Speaker, “Legal Threats to Amateursim in College Sports” – Spring 2016 – Federal Bar Association, Spring Seminar.
  • Speaker, “Leveraging Technology to Meet your ESI Obligations” – Fall 2015 – Federal Bar Association, Annual Seminar.