Michael is a native of Meridian, Mississippi, and a third generation graduate of Millsaps College, where he played varsity golf. Before law school, Michael served as an aide to Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, where he learned the ins and outs of Mississippi government. Today, Michael lives in Fondren with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Henry Rabb. He is an avid reader of history and presidential biographies. In his spare time, Michael coaches moot court at Mississippi College School of Law.