About Michael 

A Career of Public Service

Staff Attorney, Court of Appeals (San Antonio)

Assistant Attorney General, Texas OAG

Briefing Attorney, Court of Criminal Appeals

Law Clerk, Travis County DA's Office

Intern, Texas Supreme Court

Intern, City Attorney's Office

Awards & Distinctions

TBLS Board Certified - Civil Appellate Law

TBLS Board Certified - Criminal Appellate Law

ABA - National Top 40  Lawyers "On the Rise"

Texas Bar Foundation - Sustaining Life Fellow

Texas Bar College - Best CLE Article Award

SA Scene Magazine - Top Appellate Lawyers

San Antonio Magazine - Top Appellate Lawyers

Texas Law Review - Best Con Law Note Award

Review of Litigation - Best Note Award

Publications & Presentations

Michael has nearly 40 legal publications and presentations.

Leadership & Community

TYLA Vice President

TYLA Secretary

TYLA Minority At-Large Director

TYLA Delegate, Bar Leaders Conference

TYLA Committees: Diversity, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Local Affiliates, Law-Focused Education, Online Services & Executive

TYLA Projects: Local Affiliate Grants & Awards, Diversity Scholarships, Your Voice Now, The Choice, Competitions, Podcasts


President, Texas Ass'n of Appellate Court Attorneys

Councilmember, State Bar LGBT Law Section

President, San Antonio LGBT Bar Association

Chair, San Antonio Bar, LGBT Law Section

Boardmember, San Antonio Young Lawyers  Ass'n

Boardmember, San Antonio AIDS Foundation

Volunteer, Fiesta Youth (LGBT Youth Safe Spaces)

Volunteer, Driving Single Parents (Gives Free Cars)