Mike is a litigator whose practice is focused on general civil litigation and particularly insurance defense.  As a former Judicial Fellow for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, and as an intern providing legal support to Superior and Court of Appeal Judges, Mike has substantive background in detailed research for trial courts while bringing a unique perspective of the judicial process.  He also has experience as a project attorney with a legal business solutions technology provider. His in-depth involvement in research, document review and analysis contribute to the firm’s robust complex litigation practice.

Experience Highlights

(Every case is different and depends on its own unique facts. Results may vary.)

Obtained a complete dismissal of all claims against a business owner in a malicious prosecution case.

Successfully represented clients in district court proceedings resulting in complete defense verdicts.

“I am committed to treating every client respectfully and considering each case thoughtfully.”

More About Michael

Education & Admissions

UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law – JD 2019, NC International Law Journal, Notes & Comments Editor, Staff Member; Civil Legal Assistance Clinic, Certified Law Student; Craven Moot Court Competition, General Problem Writer

UNC at Wilmington – BA 2016, Leadership and Service-Learning Community

North Carolina 2019

Professional Affiliations

North Carolina Bar Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Wake County Bar Association

NC Association of Defense Attorneys

Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


UNC Innocence Project, volunteer, 2016-17

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America
“Ones to Watch” since 2023 in Construction Litigation, Insurance Litigation and Personal Injury Defendant

Legal Elite Young Guns
Business North Carolina magazine 2023, 2024

Super Lawyers
NC 2024 edition Rising Star in Civil Litigation Defense