While at Law School in Victoria, Mike worked at the Ministry of Citizens’ Services where he investigated and helped remedy breaches of privacy. He also reviewed proposed government policy to make sure it complied with privacy legislation. He volunteered with UVIC’s Pro Bono (free) residential tenancies clinic. He also won the Professor Jim Ellis Memorial Prize in International Business and Trade Law.
After graduating from law school, Mike articled at a boutique family law firm on Vancouver Island. He became convinced of the importance of fairness when couples separate and the need to put the children first. He recognizes that the law is often only one aspect of any problem, but he wants to use the law most effectively to find solutions and restore balance in families after separation.
Mike and his fiancé recently moved back to the Okanagan to be closer to their families. Mike’s fiancé is from Kelowna too, and she works as a barber. They have two cats who are also family members! In his spare time in the winter, Mike enjoys playing chess and poker with friends and spending time with his close extended family. In the summer he and his fiancé camp and hike throughout the Okanagan with family and friends.