Background and Education
Mike was born in New York and spent most of his childhood growing up in Florida and Minnesota. Always wanting to get back to the east coast, Mike eventually moved to Virginia where he graduated from Washington and Lee University School of Law to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer. During law school, Mike served as the President of The Legal Honor Society and Editor-in-Chief of The Law News, where he helped lead his law school’s publication to national recognition as a two-time American Bar Association award winner. Prior to law school, Mike graduated summa cum laude from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and History with a minor in International Relations.
During law school, Mike served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Marcus H. Long, Jr. for the 27 Judicial Circuit, worked for the General Counsel’s Office for the Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc., and also spent a year working in the Washington and Lee University Tax Clinic. Mike began his legal career in Roanoke at a mid-sized firm and continues to practice in the area since joining Parks Zeigler, PLLC to start its Roanoke office.
- Personal Injury
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Property Settlement Agreements
- Child Custody
- Child Visitation
- Grandparent Visitation Rights
- Property Valuations and Division
- Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Protective Orders
- Show Cause
- Car and Truck Accidents
More About Mike
A father of five and husband of sixteen years, Mike is a member of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Ted Dalton Inn of Court. Mike is actively involved in the community where he has coached many youth sports and activities and volunteers his time to participate in various charitable events, such as Operation Christmas Child and Imagination Library. Mike entered the practice of law with the primary goal of helping families and people overcome the many frustrating obstacles legal situations often present through a highly personalized, compassionate and holistic approach that is unwavering and gives each person’s case the genuine time, dedication and attention it deserves.
Honors & Recognition
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023
- Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine