Joined the DSYTC Board in 2016.
Michael is a partner with Langevin Morris Smith LLP, practicing in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. Michael joined the firm in 2002 after his call to the Ontario Bar. He is a graduate in law from the University of Manitoba.
While completing his undergraduate and law degrees, Michael competed in the sport of Greco-Roman wrestling and was a member of Canada’s national team from 1995-2001. He has represented Canada at the World and Pan Am Championships and was the alternate on the 1996 Olympic wrestling team. He is the head coach of the National Capital Wrestling Club.
If you can’t find him in the courtroom or the wrestling room, then you can find him in the classroom. Michael also works with the Department of Law at Carleton University in Ottawa. He teaches second year Criminal Law.
With a background in sports and law, Michael has established himself as a sports leader and a champion for athletes’ rights in Canada. He works with athletes and sports organizations on issues of team selection, funding criteria and internal sports appeals. He is the Past President of Athletes CAN, the Association of Canada’s National Team athletes. Michael has represented Team Canada at the Commonwealth, Pan American Games and Olympic Games.