Michael is principally a trial and appellate litigator. In over 20 years of practice, he has handled numerous mediations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals, in state and federal courts, for individual and corporate plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of complex and high-stakes disputes. He focuses primarily upon business litigation, with special emphasis on construction and property disputes, and professional liability. He also provides general legal counsel to businesses and individuals. Michael understands his clients and their industries, and he is committed to handling each matter creatively and economically, and with attention to its real-world impact.
He has received the highest “AV” Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers Directory, and on multiple occasions he has been named a “Super Lawyer,” an honor delivered to just 5% of Massachusetts lawyers. He is committed to public service and improving the administration of justice, and he is Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.