Michael is an associate attorney who zealously represents employees in wage and hour and consumer protection class and representative action cases. Prior to joining Crosner Legal, Michael spent many years litigating on behalf of California workers subjected to unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation based on race, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation by their employers. Earlier in his career, Michael represented homeless and disabled veterans throughout the United States seeking VA benefits for service-connected disabilities and low-income, need-based pensions, as well as discharge upgrades for servicemember survivors of military sexual trauma.
Michael earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), completing his Honor’s Thesis with the esteemed Professor Benjamin Jerry Cohen on fiscal austerity measures in the Eurozone following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Michael earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he also served as research assistant for the late Professor Edwin “Rip” Smith, analyzing Chinese island-building and territorial aggression in the South China Sea.