Mike was born in Oakland, California and his family moved to San Bernardino when he was an infant. He attended school and was raised in San Bernardino County. Mike worked in his family business during high school, college, and law school. His interest in business developed during this time, and he decided to focus on business law. After opening a private law practice focusing on business, Mike recognized the need to develop strong trial skills to best serve his clients. He joined the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office and began prosecuting criminal cases. There, Mike thrived in the courtroom and excelled in trials. After litigating a wide variety of criminal matters, he honed his trial skills in special proceedings of a civil nature where he focused on complex litigation.
While serving as a prosecutor for the District Attorney for over 31 years, Mike kept his hand in business law. He worked with many public service organizations, served on a variety of boards, helped others start small businesses and assisted them with legal issues when they needed help, and started a few small businesses of his own. As he neared retirement from the District Attorney, Mike began to plan his return to his original passion, business law, setting up his present firm.