Michael joined Templeman Menninga LLP in 2009, and is a Partner in the firm’s litigation department, where he practices primarily in the area of insurance defense, with a focus on municipal and professional liability, personal injury, and property damage claims. Michael also has a general litigation practice focusing on family law and non-insurance Defence in areas including contractual and land disputes, complex matrimonial litigation, and defamation. Michael is a tenacious litigator and Trial lawyer. He has appeared as lead counsel in jury- and non-Trials in the Superior Court of Justice, and appellant work at the Divisional Court level. Michael has laid the foundation for his busy and varied practice by giving sound, quality advice, and takes pride in delivering on the results which clients may expect to receive on settlement or Trial.
A native of St. Catharines, Ontario, Michael moved to Kingston in 2006 to attend law school at Queen’s University. When not engaged in the practice of law, Michael remains intertwined with the Queens University community. He teaches Trial Advocacy, an upper year law school course, and each semester is one of a handful of local lawyers honored to act as a mentor to upper year law students as part of the law schools' Clinical (practical) Law program.
Michael is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and the Frontenac Law Association. Michael served as Co-Chair of the Frontenac Law Association (FLA) Young Lawyers Group, and is the current FLA Technology Committee Chair.