Michael is a frequent lecturer and panel member on the nature and evolution of the anti-SLAPP suit law. He is a member of the American Inns of Court, the Honorable William A. Ingram Inn, and served on a team of lawyers, judges and law students that won a prestigious First Place award from the American Inns of Court in 2010. Michael currently serves as President Elect of the Ingram Inn. He is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and serves on its Appellate Courts Committee. In addition, he previously served as a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Clara County Chapter. He serves as a board member at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View.