Michael joined the firm in 2013. He has dedicated his legal career to protecting and advocating for the rights of individuals, including those facing criminal prosecution. As an Assistant Appellate Defender with the State Appellate Defender in Chicago, he worked exclusively in criminal appeals. He represented over 70 clients seeking to appeal their convictions in a wide range of offenses, including misdemeanors, driving under the influence, and violent felonies. He also represented children in appeals from both juvenile court and the adult criminal justice system.