Michael grew up on Cape Cod and graduated from Cape Cod Academy.  He moved to Florida and attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg where he obtained a B.A. in Environmental Studies.  
 
Michael graduated from Vermont Law School and began his legal career in Florida.   He worked from the judicial perspective as a Trial Court Staff Attorney and performed extensive legal research and drafted judicial orders and opinions for Circuit Court Judges. He then began practicing law as a litigation associate with a firm in Gainesville, Florida.  He developed significant litigation experience in diverse areas of law including personal injury, real property, business, and commercial and residential landlord/tenant.
 
In May 2010, Michael joined the law firm, Dell Graham, P.A.  and  focused his practice in the areas of commercial and general civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, and insurance defense.  He gained extensive experience defending government entities and agencies against all claims including employment matters based on gender, age, and racial discrimination. 
 
It is with gratitude and appreciation for his past legal opportunities and experiences that he now returns to Massachusetts to establish Pierce Law.  Michael is licensed to practice in both Massachusetts and Florida.  He is excited to bring  passion, dedication, and experience to serve the legal needs of individuals and businesses throughout Massachusetts.  
 
Michael and his wife Emalee, with their children Luke and Betsy, live in Sandwich, Massachusetts.  They enjoy spending time together as a family, especially outdoors.  Some of their favorite activities are camping, fishing, canoeing, and spending time on the beach.



Admissions
• Massachusetts
• United States District
Court District of
Massachusetts
• Florida
• U.S. District Court,
  Northern District
  of Florida
• U.S. District Court,
  Middle District
  of Florida

Education
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, 2004 Editorial Staff Member: Vermont Journal of Environmental Law
Eckerd College: St. Petersburg, Florida, 2000 Bachelor of Arts: Environmental Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships
Massachusetts Bar Association
Barnstable Bar Association
Cape Cod Young Professionals
South Shore Young Professionals
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
Board of Trustees of the Thorton W. Burgess Society
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alachua County, Florida Young Lawyers Division
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Alachua County, Florida (2006-2013); Board of Directors (2009-2013)
Volunteer Judge for Alachua County, Florida Teen Court Program (2008-2011)
Chairperson of Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation (2010-2012)

Speaking engagements
Current National Trends: School Liability and Employment Claims – Work-A-Like Group
Conference (2013)