Michael is a native Marylander, born and raised in Harford County. After high school, Michael worked the night shift for a trucking company while attending the University of Baltimore as a full time student during the day. Michael graduated in 1992 with a B.S. in Accounting, and later that year sat for and passed all parts of the Certified Public Accountant exam. After becoming a CPA, Michael returned to school while working full-time and earned an MBA in 1995 with a concentration in entrepreneurship. As one of his MBA projects, Michael worked to develop a marketing and business plan to commercialize military technology used in Operation Desert Storm.
Michael’s accounting career started in 1992 when he was the business manager for the American Central Province of the Xaverian Brothers. In 1995, Michael took on the additional duties of financial manager for the Notre Dame Mission Volunteer Program and accepted a full- time position as senior accountant with Youth Services International. In 1997, he became Chief Financial Officer of Xaverian Brothers USA, Inc., an international religious order committed to the holistic education of young men and women worldwide. Michael remained with the Xaverian Brothers throughout law school and until the time he joined Gorman & Williams. He continues to serve on their finance committee. Throughout his career, Michael has served and consulted with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Mother Seton Academy, and the National Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes.
Michael has been married to his wife, Dawn, for 20 years and has a son and a granddaughter. He enjoys boating, fishing, and other activities on the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Michael likes woodworking and carpentry; he is a jack-of-all-trades around the house.
Currently, Michael is handling, among other things, a trademark dispute in federal court in Delaware, serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of a Maryland-based manufacturing company, and is providing licensing advice in connection with intellectual property matters.