Sullivan & Ward, P.C.
Michael grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Drake University in 2013, where he studied English, Political Science, and Philosophy. Michael then attended Drake University Law School. At Drake Law, he was a member of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, serving as editorial staff after publication of his journal article in the fall of 2016. Michael graduated from Drake University Law School in 2017.
After graduating from law school, Michael clerked for a multi-state, injury litigation firm in West Des Moines, Iowa. He then transitioned to a Newton, Iowa law firm where he developed a general practice in the areas of personal injury (including car accidents, animal attacks, and medical or nursing home negligence), divorce and custody, and the defense of persons accused of crimes. Michael joined Sullivan & Ward, P.C. as an associate attorney in June of 2021.
Michael assists clients in the following areas:
- Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, and Professional Negligence;
- Business Litigation;
- Contract Disputes;
- Divorce, Custody, Child Support, and Alimony; and
- Defense of Criminal or Traffic Charges.
Michael is a trial lawyer. In 2023, he was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyer for the State of Iowa. Michael’s practice is one focused on the presentation of cases to judges and juries. Michael focuses his representation and advocacy with an eye towards trial, an approach he believes best suited those seeking justice through the legal system.
Outside of his law practice, when he is not spending time with his wife, son, and two dogs, Michael enjoys physical fitness and reading. He played amateur baseball in the Mid-Iowa Baseball League for over ten years before hanging up the cleats to focus more of his spare time on his growing family.
Michael’s professional affiliations include the Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ), the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA), the Polk County Bar Association (PCBA), the American Bar Association (ABA), The National Trial Lawyers (NTL), and the Jack D. Levine Family Law Inns of Court.