Michael’s first foray into drag was at age 11 during the Herzl Camp Talent Show where he performed a rousing and much loved edition of Saturday Night Live’s Linda Richmond’s Coffee Talk, complete with huge wig and glasses. This year he plans to blaze a new path for BALIF Community Outreach by implementing LGBT community involvement volunteer events.
Outreach Committee Co-Chair - Social Action
Michael attended undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at Golden Gate University School of Law where he obtained Certificates of Specialization in Public Interest and Intellectual Property Law. He has been practicing law since 2006 and has worked at small firms, federal and non-profit organizations. Additionally, he maintains a law practice dealing primarily with general transactional issues. He volunteers with the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program, AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the National Veterans Legal Services Program.
He is the co-chair of the outreach committee and serves as a board member to Pride Law Fund. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Constitutional Society Bay Area Chapter and as the founder and inaugural president of the Golden Gate University Chapter of the American Constitution Society.
He is proficient in Hebrew and French and enjoys jogging, yoga, traveling and seeing live music particularly Phish.