A graduate of Grinnell College and the University of Iowa, Micheal has been specializing in Social Security Disability law since 1992 at Bowman, DePree & Murphy.
I was raised in Hong Kong before moving to New York for high school. I graduated from Grinnell College where I fell in love with Iowa and chose to stay here after graduating to raise my family.
A friend to animals, my place is home to several dogs, cats, chickens, and horses. I enjoy painting in my free time. Some of my work can be seen in the office!
Since 1992 I have specialized in the practice of Social Security Disability law. Prior to Working with John Bowman at the firm in which we are partners, I worked for Iowa Legal Aid from 1986 to 1992. While with Legal Aid, I was lead counsel in three class-action lawsuits; two against the Social Security Administration and the Iowa Disability Determination Service, and one (a consumer law case) against ITT Financial Service, for building illegal charges into consumer loans.
I have been a frequent speaker and lecturer at legal aid trainings, as well as a frequent presenter and lecturer at the National Organization of Social Security Claimants and Representatives Conference for twenty years.
Admitted to Practice in Iowa in 1984.
Admitted to Practice in South Dakota in 1985.
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa in 1986.
Admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois in 1993.
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit in 1988.
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 1993.
Graduated in 1980 with a B.A. in Philosophy from Grinnell College.
Graduated in 1984 with a J.D (Juris Doctor) from the University of Iowa.