Michael is a senior housing attorney in the Rochester Office focusing on systemic advocacy and impact litigation. Michael does both trial and appellate work and has successfully argued appeals that resulted in increased access to justice for tenants in Monroe County. Prior to joining the Empire Justice Center in 2022, he was a housing attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY where he represented thousands of tenants in eviction proceedings. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and graduated from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2013. He now resides in Rochester, NY with his wife and two children.