National Association of Attorneys General
Mr. Michael grew up in Media, Penn. He graduated from Yale University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in American history and immediately moved to Jackson, Wyo., where he worked as a construction laborer, cook, and fishing guide. He graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1985 with honors and was managing editor of the Land & Water Law Review. He was a law clerk for Justice G. Joseph Cardine of the Wyoming Supreme Court in 1986. Mr. Michael spent 20 years, from 1986-2006, in private law practice, primarily civil litigation, in Cheyenne, Wyo. He joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in 2006 as a senior assistant attorney general supervising the water law section of the Natural Resources Division. Attorney General Greg Phillips appointed him chief deputy attorney general effective May 1, 2011. When General Phillips joined the bench of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Governor Mead appointed Mr. Michael as interim attorney general prior to his permanent appointment as attorney general.
Mr. Michael and his wife, Lucinda Schmid, have two grown sons.