Michael served in the United States Army after high school as an airborne infantryman in the historic 82nd Airborne Division, where he received special operations Jungle Warfare training. Upon discharge he pursued his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Redlands and began his 28 year career in law enforcement.
During his career, Michael was heavily involved in athletics and physical fitness, participating in the annual California Police Olympics for over twenty years, winning Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals in a variety of sports from baseball to surfing.
He retired at the end of 2006 from the Culver City California Police Department after sustaining serious injuries after being struck by an intoxicated driver, necessitating major reconstructive surgery.
During his 28 year law enforcement career, he served in a variety of assignments and investigative and supervisory positions where he spent the majority of his career. His investigative positions included the surveillance team, undercover operations, gangs, narcotics and major narcotic task force where he participated in some of the largest drug seizures in Los Angeles area history, homeland security and terrorism, and Robbery-Homicide. During his career, Michael was also selected as an Instructor for the Rio Hondo College Regional police academy for more than seven years as a Tactical Officer and Physical Fitness Instructor.
He is the recipient of over 100 commendations and awards, including the Culver City Police Department’s Distinguished Service Medal. He is a member of a number of law enforcement professional associations and organizations, and has been employed since retirement for a professional private investigation corporation.
One of his cases made national case law and determined the public safety exception to the Miranda Rule, and one of his many cases was profiled on an episode of Court TV, involving a heinous death penalty murder investigation.
Michael became involved in Men’s Human Rights issues after his own personal experience with the family court system. His own experience prompted him to extensively research the intricacies of the family law system where he found numerous deficiencies. He subsequently authored a legislative change proposal, calling for restraining order reform to the California State Senate. He extensively researched the subject of parental alienation and has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Support Network for Alienated Families, and was a contributor to the American Psychiatric Association during their decision to include a parental alienation dynamic in the most recent edition of the DSM V.
He serves on the Domestic Violence Legislative Project for Stop Abusive & Violent Environments, and has been an investigative reporter, researcher, and contributing writer for several Men’s Human Rights organizations such as A Voice for Men and the National Coalition for Men.
Michael’s investigative abilities have proven to be “extraordinary,” and he has been described as a relentless Bulldog when getting to the facts of any issue, while providing common sense solutions to problems. He has been involved in a number of high profile Men’s Human Rights issues and cases, and is frequently called upon all over the country in getting to the bottom of men’s rights and family law issues that involve the corruption and compromise of public officials, including law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges.
He involved himself in Men’s Human Rights issues, simply stating that it is “the right thing to do.” His motivation mirrors a quote from the 18th Century Philosopher and Statesman Edmund Burke; “The only way for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.”