A Buffalo native, Mike proudly served as an infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division before returning to Western New York to start a family. He then worked for over ten years alongside his union brothers of Ironworkers Local 6 before graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
His family is strongly represented within many of the unions in the area, including the building trades, and he is a dedicated friend and representative of labor.
He is a member of both the Erie County and New York State Bar Associations and the New York State Defenders Association. He also volunteers as a veteran mentor for the Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court.