Michael has quickly grown into an adept criminal, traffic, and domestic violence lawyer. Michael has already achieved several great outcomes for his clients.
Michael has incredible experience at working with young people in the court system, having been previously employed at Youth Justice (Queensland Government) for five years prior to starting with us at Potts Lawyers. Michael is well-versed in the Youth Justice legislation and has been heard as a panel member alongside our Director, Mr Bill Potts, at the Youth Justice Legal Affairs and Safety Committee, April 2021 on the changes to the Youth Justice legislation in 2021. Michael has demonstrated the same level of care and understanding that he had shown working with vulnerable youth justice children as with his own clients – ensuring they are heard and understood.
Michael is always thinking about the best possible outcomes for his clients and will work with you along the way ensuring smooth communication with you during the progression of your matter. His calm negotiation style allows for swift resolution of matters, in favour of his clients. Michael has a broad professional network with the stakeholders in the Courts, which include the Magistrates and Judges, the police prosecution, and other legal representatives. Michael is friendly and approachable, always making you feel welcomed, but also a strong advocate when the time requires it.
“Being a good legal tactician is all about picking and choosing the right battles to fight. That doesn’t mean giving up the fights you may lose, it means recognising that those fights might be your weakness, and that those others are your strengths and we must emphasise that.”
Michael works collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with the criminal law team at Potts Lawyers, chiefly with Bill Potts, Mark Williams, and Erin Mitchell.
Outside of the law, Michael spends his time 4WD-ing and camping. He loves the outdoors and the beach. Michael stays fit and healthy to ensure he remains well and switched on, being a part of his local Parkrun Australia (almost) weekly.