Michael is a renowned and very highly respected Criminal lawyer with 40 years’ experience in Criminal Defence Litigation. While Michael’s practice primarily focuses on District Court advocacy he advises client’s charged with all types of offences spanning the District, Circuit Criminal, Central Criminal, Special Criminal and Supreme Courts.
As one of the longest practicing solicitors in Ireland Michael has an unrivalled knowledge of Irish criminal legal system and its constituent bodies and personalities.
Michael has previously served as a member of the Criminal Law Committee in the Law Society for many years, at one point chairing the committee. He was appointed to the Drug Court Planning Committee and subsequently the Steering Committee which incepted the innovative Drug Treatment Court Programme, aimed at rehabilitating people with drug addiction problems who came before the District Court on minor offences.
Trinity College Dublin
The Law Society of Ireland
Admitted as a solicitor in 1970
Former Chairman and Member of the Law Society Criminal Law Committee
Member Drug Court Planning Committee
Former Director of Merchants Quay Ireland Homeless and Drugs Services