Mike was born and raised in the Hamilton area and remains a die-hard Tiger Cats fan. Following his six years of service with the Canadian Armed Services, Mike completed his Bachelor of Arts degree through the University of Manitoba and his Law Degree at Queen’s University in 1994. Mike articled and worked as an associate at a local litigation firm until he founded the predecessor of Pretsell Davies Thompson in 1999. Mike specializes in representing individuals and small businesses before Civil and Criminal Courts. He is the firms Managing Partner and senior trial counsel.
A former deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court, Mike has also served as Director of the Ontario Deputy Judges’ Association, past Chair of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Long-Term Disability section and a member of the American Association of Justice, the Criminal Law Association, Hastings County and the County of Carleton Law Associations, and the Quinte Criminal Lawyers Association.
Mike lives in Belleville with his wife Joanne and when not in the office, enjoys cooking and golfing, both with varying degrees of success.