Michael is an experienced business and employment litigation attorney who serves as counsel to numerous businesses facing an array of fraud allegations, corporate governance disputes and regulatory issues. He has also served as counsel in a wide range of employment cases involving universities and schools facing claims ranging from age, sex and religious discrimination to unfair and deceptive practices, as well as businesses facing non-solicit/non-compete issues and trade secret violations.

Michael also has significant experience representing manufacturing, agriculture and consumer-product-oriented organizations in environmental contamination and product liability cases. Michael’s clients regularly rely on his experience handling scientific and medical issues in managing both commercial and mass tort litigation.

Earlier in his career, Michael was at an international law firm where he regularly worked with clients to resolve complex, multiparty, civil litigation matters including employment-related matters, higher education disputes, corporate governance disputes, and wrongful death and personal injury cases. After graduating from law school, Michael served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Joe L. Heaton in the Western District of Oklahoma.

Representative Matters

Counsel for large agricultural and consumer product producer in large mass tort litigation involving a wide variety of matters involving negligence, fraud and wrongful death claims.

Counsel for universities and higher education institutions regarding discrimination and fraud claims.

Counsel for large privately held car rental company involved in state regulatory investigation into alleged price gouging.

Counsel for prominent author against wrongful termination claims brought by previous head of school.


The Road to Standardizing Food Safety and Quality Dates, Law360 Expert Analysis, June 2017.

Co-Author, FCN Digest, American Bar Association, Section of Science & Technology Law, Food, Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals Committee, August 2013 – August 2015.

Litigation Risks and Exposures: “All Natural Claims,” American Bar Association, Section of Science & Technology Law: Food, Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals, August 2014.

Cutting the Fat Out of Health-Care Costs: Why Medicare and Medicaid Write-Offs Should Not Be Recoverable Under Oklahoma’s Collateral Source Rule, 62 Okla. L. Rev. 585, 2010.


Reducing Waste & Exposure: Taking Advantage of Donation Laws and Standardizing Food Date Labels, Food Safety Summit 2017 Conference, May 2017.

Reducing Waste & Exposure: Standardizing Food Safety and Quality Dates, BRC Global Standards Food Safety Americas Conference, April 2017.


What Will the Trump Administration Mean for the Food Industry? Food Dive, January 17, 2017.