Michael was selected to be one of 30 statewide members of Class 9 of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum. He completed that program in 2013, the same year the program was awarded the American Bar Association’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, which recognizes the nation’s most exemplary and innovative professionalism programs.
Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors for local non-profit Childcare Resources, a United Way affiliate. In 2019, he was the agency’s treasurer and chaired its Agency Operations Committee. In 2020, he serves as the agency’s vice chair. He was also a long-time member of the Community Leadership Board for the Alabama chapter of the American Diabetes Association, where he served for several years as the chairman of the ADA’s primary Alabama fundraising event, the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.