Michael embraces challenges and enjoys assisting clients navigate unique legal issues. Michael represents employers in a variety of labor & employment litigation, including suits under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, and other anti-discrimination laws and employment-related torts. A member of the firm’s Background Checks Practice Group, Michael regularly counsels clients on practical, lawful ways to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, and state mini-FCRAs as well as litigates federal and state law background check class actions. Michael also counsels managers and human resources professionals on day-to-day employment matters. Michael also maintains a niche practice by defending the interests of clients in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims before the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In addition to the Labor and Employment practice for which the firm is well known, Michael also represents the interests of clients in construction litigation, and a variety of other general litigation matters. Michael ensures client responsiveness and effectively manages a litigation team best suited for the client’s needs.
Michael, a native of Greenville, received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of South Carolina. While in law school, Michael gained a variety of experiences, including a clerkship with Magistrate Judge James R. Klindt of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the South Carolina Office of the Attorney General. Michael was also an active participant on the nation’s top-ranked moot court team, winning Second Best Oral Advocate Overall in a spring 2013 national competition.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys many activities with his wife and their four young children, as well as his community and professional involvements, fitness initiatives, and spectator sports.