Michael was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he attended Lake Travis High School. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Minor in Government. After graduation, he worked for the City of Austin Municipal Court in the Collections Department. Michael currently resides in Lubbock, Texas where he is a third year law student at Texas Tech University School of Law. He currently is an Articles Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review and previously contributed to the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center 2019 Legislative Update. Additionally, Michael worked at the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the Lubbock law firm Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham.