About Member
Michael is a 1984 graduate of Trinity University and a 1987 graduate of St. Mary's University Law School. He is board certified in criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (since 1997) and board certified in criminal law (since 1995) and criminal appellate law (since 2011) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a past president of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA) and was named defender of the year in 2008 and 2009 by SACDLA. He is a former Judge Advocate with the US Marine Corps, 1988-1992. His court admissions include: Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of Texas, US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits, and the US District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America (2005-2018); Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year San Antonio (2014, 2017); a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine (2004-2018); and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.