Michael joined CCK in September of 2019. His practice focuses on representing disabled veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Michael earned a B.A. in History and English from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland in 2015. In 2019, he earned his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counterterrorism Law from the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism. During law school, Michael was a member of the Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce where he worked as a Form & Accuracy Editor. He also spent a semester as an intern for the Democratic Staff of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and completed two summer internships with the U.S. Coast Guard Judge Advocate General in Washington D.C. During his final year of law school Michael participated in the Veterans Legal Clinic and also worked with local veterans on various civil matters with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County.
In his free time Michael enjoys reading, photography, and playing guitar.
- State of New York
- Not licensed by Rhode Island
August 18, 2020
July 25, 2018
- Board wrongly denied referral for extraschedular TDIU, higher rating for sensorineural hearing loss
- Increased rating for PTSD denial premised on incorrect rating criteria
- Khamisiyah, Iraq: Chemical Storage Demolition
- CCK LIVE: The History of Agent Orange
- Board errs in denial that relied on VA examinations