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Michael

Biography

Bar Admissions

Writings & Seminars

Professional Associations

Honors

Education

Michael, a native of Danville, brings to Clement Wheatley a variety of experiences in science and healthcare. His law practice focuses on business law and health law, representing closely held businesses, physician groups, hospitals, institutional review boards, assisted living facilities, community service boards, banks, real estate developers, charitable foundations, and local government agencies. He has also received the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer-Review Ratings™, where a lawyer's peers ranked him at "the highest level of professional excellence," based on their assessment of his legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. (See www.martindale.com/ratings)

During his time at the University of Virginia, Michael completed the pre-med curriculum and conducted research in engineering and in gastroenterology. During law school at the University of Richmond, Michael worked at the University of Richmond Mental Disabilities Law Clinic and was an extern at the Medical Society of Virginia. For many years, Michael has been active as a member of the Virginia Bar Association, whose activities include community service projects, legislative initiatives, continuing education programs, and publications. Michael has served on the VBA Board of Governors and as an officer of the Health Law Council, as well as other leadership positions. In addition to activities in healthcare field, Michael has been active in other civic and community activities in Southside Virginia.

In the Virginia State Bar, which regulates the practice of law in Virginia, Michael has received appointments to the Executive Committee, Bar Council, Nominating Committee, Budget & Finance Committee and the Diversity Task Force.

Past Employment:
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, Associate, 1999 - 2000
Clement Wheatley, Associate, 1995 - 1999
Bar Admissions:
Virginia, 1995
District of Columbia, 1997
North Carolina, 2000
U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1995
Published Works:
Health Care Law, Univ. of Richmond Law Review, Annual Survey of Va. Law, (Vol. 41, No.1), November, 2006

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Co-Lecturer, "How Virginia Physicians Make Money Now and Under Health Care Reform: Challenges and Opportunities", 122nd Annual Meeting of The Virginia Bar Association, Williamsburg, Virginia, January 20, 2012

Co-Lecturer, "Disruptive Physicians: Tension, Dissension, Prevention and Intervention - Resolution Without Revolution", 120th Annual Meeting of The Virginia Bar Association, Williamsburg, Virginia, January 23, 2010

Co-Lecturer, "Disruptive Practitioners and the New 2009 Joint Commission Standards", Quality of Care Compliance Conference, Health Care Compliance Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 12, 2009

Co-Lecturer, "Disruptive Practitioners and the New 2009 Joint Commission Standards", American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Multisite Teleconwebcast, July 28, 2009

Co-Lecturer, "Disruptive Practitioners and the New 2009 Joint Commission Standards", 10th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, American Bar Association Health Law Section, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, February 20, 2009

Co-Lecturer, "Clinical Drug Trials under the Microscope: Ethical and Legal Concerns", 117th Annual Meeting of The Virginia Bar Association, Williamsburg, Virginia, January 20, 2007

Co-Lecturer, "Advance Medical Directives: Protecting Our Clients, Our Families and Ourselves", 6th Annual Virginia Health Law Legislative Update and Health Law Extravaganza", Richmond, Virginia, April 29, 2004

Co-Lecturer, "Advance Medical Directive Workshop Volunteer Attorney Training", Virginia Bar Association Health Law Council, February 10, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Virginia State Bar, 1995 - Present
     Executive Committee, 2007 - 2009
     Bar Council, 2003 - 2009
     Nominating Committee, 2006 - 2009
     Budget & Finance Committee, 2008 - 2011
     Diversity Task Force, 2008 - 2009
     Section on Education of Lawyers, Board of Governors, 2012 – Present

Virginia Bar Association, 1995 - Present
     Board of Governors, 2009 - 2012
    Committee on Nomination to Virginia Commissions in Appellate Courts, 2013 – 2014
     Governance Committee, 2010 - 2012
     Communications Task Force, Chair, 2011 - 2012
     Health Law Council
        Vice Chair 2007-2008
        Board Liaison 2009 - 2012
        Council Member, 2000 - Present
     Law Practice Management Division, Council Member, 2012 – Present
     Programs Committee, 2012
     Community Service Program Council, 2004 - 2008
     Legal Education & Admission Committee, Chair, 1996 - 1999
N.C. State Bar, 2000 - Present
D.C. Bar, 1997 - Present

American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2013
American Health Lawyers Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
     Board of Directors, 2007 - Present
Averett University
     Adjunct Faculty, 2006 - 2007
University of Richmond, Young Grads Council, 1996 - 2000

Recognitions:

     Named in Va. Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate Law, 2013
     Named in Va. Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2007-2010
     Named in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite in Business Law, Health Law and Young Lawyers Categories
     Leadership Southside IV, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
     Leader of Tomorrow, Association of Philippine Physicians in America, Chicago, Illinois
     Outstanding Alumnus of Sacred Heart School

Awards:
Leadership Southside IV, Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce

Leader of Tomorrow, Association of Philippine Physicians in America, Chicago, Illinois

Outstanding Alumnus of Sacred Heart School

Named in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite in Business Law

Named in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite in Health Law

Named in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite in Young Lawyers Category

Named in Va. Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Education:
University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, 1995
J.D.
Honors: Nina R. Kestin Service Award, 1995
Honors: Faculty Recognition, 1994
Honors: Student Bar Association Service Recognition, 1994
Law Journal: University of Richmond Law, Editor-in-Chief, Juris Publici, 1993 - 1994

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1991
B.A.
Honors: Dean's List
Major:  Psychology; Pre-Med

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Practice Areas:

  • Health Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate