Mike focuses his practice in construction defect litigation defense, representing construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals.
Before joining JSH, Mike served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Jennifer B. Campbell at the Arizona Court of Appeals where he presented his legal analyses of appellate decisions to panels of three judges. He also gained experience as a law clerk at several commercial litigation and insurance defense firms in the Valley.
Mike earned his law degree from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law with a concentration in Sports Law & Business. After his first year of law school, he worked as a Legal Intern in the Office of General Counsel at the Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club. After his second year, Mike was a legal extern at the ASU Athletics Department of Compliance. While earning his degree, Mike also served as Editor of the Sports and Entertainment Law Journal and Vice President of the Sports Law and Business Program. In his capacity as a teaching assistant, Mike has lectured on behalf of Professor Myles Lynk regarding professional responsibility and legal ethics.
Mike’s extracurricular writings include an article on cannabis law, which is published in the Southern University Law Review, The Cannabis Catch-22: DEA Suffocates Cannabis Research Because We Don’t Understand Cannabis. Mike also earned an A+ on his independent study regarding premises liability, Bullet Dodged: Venue Liability in Active Shooter Cases.
Mike earned a double major undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Mike is an avid Islanders and Giants fan and is conversationally fluent in Italian. In his free time, Mike stays active with yoga, weight lifting, and exploring new places. He enjoys reading about human behavior, motivation and psychology. In addition, Mike is an animal rights activist and fosters (and rescues) dogs.
Presentations & Publications
- “The Cannabis Catch-22: DEA Suffocates Cannabis Research Because We Don’t Understand Cannabis,” 47 S.U. L. Rev. 383 (2020).
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2019 Dean’s List
University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.S. Sport Management, B.A. Psychology, 2014
New York, pending