Before Fox Rothschild

Michael was a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2018. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1974-1975).

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Listed in South Carolina Super Lawyers under Business Litigation (2008-2016)
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Business Edition for Business Litigation (2013-2015)
  • Selected by his peers as Greenville Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year (Woodward/White, Inc.):
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2011)
    • Real Estate Litigation (2014)
  • Listed for 20 years in The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (Defendants)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, as one of South Carolina Leaders, Litigation, 2009, General Commercial Litigation (2010-2015)
  • Benchmark Litigation, South Carolina Litigation Star (2008, 2013, 2016)
  • Rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®