Michael interned and articled with Bennett Jones LLP before joining Brownlee LLP where he now maintains a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on construction, contract, and insurance disputes. Although he primarily acts for regional, national, and multinational insurance companies, he also assists a variety of independent adjusting firms, insurance brokerages, property restoration companies, small businesses, and individuals to achieve fast, cost-effective resolutions to their legal problems.


He regularly represents clients at mediations, judicial dispute resolutions, arbitrations, pre-trial conferences, and before the Alberta Provincial Court (Civil) and Alberta Court of King’s Bench.

Michael has an honours degree in philosophy and recently obtained a commercial helicopter pilot’s license. His hobbies include mixed martial arts, fishing, sport shooting, flying, tennis, weight lifting, and golf.


  • Perfect Fit Canada Ltd. v Mihalicz, 2017 ABPC 197
  • Schneider v LTS Infrastructure et al, 2018 ABPC 125
  • Greenfield v Extreme Quality Restoration Ltd., 2019 ABPC 332
  • Vogel v Claresholm, 2019 ABPC 278


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch Insurance Section


  • Section Coordinator (South), Canadian Bar Association
  • Communications Officer of National Insurance Board, Canadian Bar Association
  • Mentor, Gender Equity in Law Association (formerly known as the Calgary Women Studying Law Association)
  • Donor, Canadian Blood Services
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Pro Bono Law Alberta