Michael has 40 years of legal expertise in Employment and Labor Law, and is a member of the Bars of Georgia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal appellate courts, and all of the state courts in Georgia. He is an expert in cases arising under the Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and ERISA. As an arbitrator and trained mediator, Michael serves as a Personnel Hearing Officer for numerous cities and agencies, and is recognized for his skill in drafting and interpreting individual employment contracts, severance agreements, and covenants not to compete. He has held an AV (the highest level) peer rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 20 years and has been named a Georgia SuperLawyer.