While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University, Michael enrolled in an introductory business law course where he not only developed a strong interest in the material, but also discovered his ability to work through complex legal issues. Leaning toward a career in law, he spent a year after college clerking for a high-volume personal injury firm to gain experience and confirm
Michael went on to earn his Juris Doctor at Wayne State University Law School on an academic scholarship, volunteering at the Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic and serving as Vice President of the Jewish Law Student Association, while supplementing his classroom learning with internships in the Quicken Loans law department, at a boutique litigation practice, and with Judge Avern Cohn of the Eastern District of Michigan.
As a law student looking for ways to give back to the community and be a part of Detroit’s revitalization, Michael co-founded Kicks for the City to distribute footwear to people who desperately need them. The non-profit partners with schools and community organizations to collect shoes, boots, and socks, which he and his team then deliver to Detroit’s homeless and disadvantaged.