Phone: (703) 893-3600
Fax: (703) 893-8484
 

Michael represents businesses and business owners in several areas of practice: commercial and general business litigation as well as business tort litigation (e.g., business conspiracy, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and non-compete/non-solicitation provisions).   He also represents professionals who have been sued for malpractice.  Finally, Michael analyzes and litigates insurance coverage related issues and he has an interest in employment law issues.  

Of note, Michael has been selected to be included in the 2013-2015 Editions of the Best Lawyers in America© for medical malpractice defense.

Michael's litigation experience has been supplemented by ten years of business experience prior to entering law school.  After earning his bachelor's degree from W&L, Michael managed several family businesses in Tidewater, Virginia, which included his role as president and owner of Labels Unlimited, Inc., a pressure-sensitive label manufacturer. Michael's pre-law business experience also included commercial real estate leasing and management and financial planning.

Michael earned his B.S. from Washington & Lee University, and his J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law where he graduated with honors.  

Recent Presentations:

The Impact of Digital & Electronically Stored Media on Running a Business & Managing Employment Law Risks, VA Society of CPAs Business & Industry Conference, May 13, 2015

Competence, Communication & Conflicts  Avoiding Malpractice and Ethics Complaints, A Presentation with Tom Auth of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, September 9, 2015

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■ Quick Facts

 
Education

J.D. with honors, George Mason University School of Law, 1998
B.S. in Business Administration, Washington & Lee University, 1986

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Bankruptcy
  • U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • McLean Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
 

■ Quick Facts

 
Education

J.D. with honors, George Mason University School of Law, 1998
B.S. in Business Administration, Washington & Lee University, 1986

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Bankruptcy
  • U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • McLean Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association