Mike is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mike was an aggressive newspaper reporter, with reporting stints at the Mobile Press-Register, the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News, and other newspapers. His dogged reporting earned 13 statewide journalism excellence awards, including the 2005 “Freedom of Information Award” from the Georgia Associated Press.
As a law student at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Mike sought out mentors who knew how to practice law. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Charles Price (ret.), presiding judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Montgomery.
After law school, he spent more than three years serving as a contract attorney for Susan James. Mike served alongside her as co-counsel on numerous jury trials of major criminal charges, including multiple capital murder cases.
Mikes goal as a lawyer is to develop a winning case theory, one that will convince a judge or a jury to give the client what they deserve. This requires knowing the facts and the law of each case. It requires dogged preparation of the case with an eye toward trial.