Practice Areas:
  • Professional Licensing
  • General and Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Insurance Law
Contact Information

When Michael joined Skoubye Nielson & Johansen, LLC in 2015, he brought with him fifteen years of experience representing clients in litigation. His areas of emphasis include:

  • » Construction defect
  • » Premises liability
  • » Personal injury
  • » Disability law

Prior to joining the firm, Michael, who was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 2000, worked as a law clerk/bailiff in the Utah’s Fourth Judicial District, and handled cases for nearly nine years for the litigation firm of Nelson Chipman. From 2011 to 2015, Michael practiced law at Stucki & Rencher.

He has briefed matters before the Utah Court of Appeals, Utah Supreme Court, and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Languages: English, Spanish


Michael graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997, and cum laude from J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2000.

Admissions & Associations

Michael is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Utah, the United States District Court for Utah, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.  He is an active member of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and has participated in the Health Law section of the Utah State Bar, Utah Defense Lawyers Association, and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Articles By Michael

When You and a Neighbor Disagree on Property Boundaries
Understanding Civil Litigation: How a Lawsuit Goes to Trial
Informed Consent: Protection for Both Patient and Practitioner
The Subpoenaed Social Worker: Protecting Privacy and Avoiding Liability
Navigating Utah’s Prelitigation Process for Medical Malpractice Claims
Keep Out: Minimizing Liability for Non-Public Business Locations