Michael obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in 1979, and LLB from Osgoode Hall in 1983. Over the last 29 years Michael has practiced in several areas of the law, and has appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal. For the past 20 years, his focus has been on family law, including child protection work. In 2001, Michael joined Mang Steinberg. He appears regularly before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice on all matters relating to property, support and children.
Michael is also an artist and a beekeeper, resulting in his growing awareness of and concern for environmental issues