In 2009, Michael left the defense firm to work as a principal in a local engineering firm intimately involved in designing flood protection projects and coastal restoration projects throughout Southeast Louisiana. His work has included drafting Restore Act funding grants for local parishes that has funded millions of dollars of coastal projects. He also serves as part of the program management team for the State of Louisiana on its comprehensive Watershed Initiative.
Michael joined Capitelli and Wicker in 2021 and has taken the lead on numerous serious medical malpractice cases. His experience working on the other side of these cases early in his career is vital in helping clients understand what they’re facing and coming up with innovative solutions to ensure his clients are taken care of.
For Michael, he loves the relief on a client’s face when he is able to lean in, look directly at them, and let them know that the firm will use all of its resources to help them with their issue.
Giving back to the New Orleans community is important to Michael. He was a member of the UNO baseball team from 1989-1991, so in his spare time, he helps run the Knights Knation travel baseball and softball organization, which serves to help young women and men get recruited to play college athletics.
He is also a proud father to two young lawyers who have an insatiable desire to help people, and have already made significant impacts in the local community. It has been his absolute joy to watch them blossom.