Michael has an "AV/Preeminent Attorney" rating with Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in the 2013-2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the categories of Copyright Law and Patent Litigation. He is also listed in the 2010-2015 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation, and in the 2012 business edition of Super Lawyers. He is listed in Nevada Business' 2013 Legal Elite in their "Southern Nevada Best" category, in their 2012 "Top 150" list, and in their 2011 "Top 100" list. In 2012, Vegas, Inc. named Michael a "Top Lawyer" in Nevada. He was recognized by CSC Trademark Insider in 2008 as a "Top 50 Trademark Attorney".
Michael has been named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, recognized in Who’s Who Legal USA for trademark work, and ranked by Trademark Insider for trademark filings. Martindale.com consistently ranks Lewis Roca Rothgerber in the "Top 10" in the United States in volume of trademark cases handled.
Michael has been recognized as a 2015 Client Choice Award winner.
He has been quoted by ComputerUser.com, California Lawyer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, In Business, and Nevada Business Journal. In addition, he has been interviewed on “Celebrity Justice,” “Tech TV,” Managing Intellectual Property, National Public Radio, and Out-Law.
Prior to moving to Nevada in 1996, Michael was a lawyer with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, D.C.