Michael is a life-long resident of Winnipeg, attended St. Paul’s High School and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Law Degree. He was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1967. He practised with the firm of Christie, DeGraves from 1967 to 1970 and in 1970 he founded and is a senior partner of the predecessor firm Booth Dennehy LLP.
Michael maintains a general law practice including conveyancing, wills and estates, litigation with emphasis in the area of civil, insurance, estate and commercial litigation and assists many small and medium sized businesses with their corporate and legal requirements.
Michael is married to Gail, they have two adult children and five grandchildren. He is a member of the St. Bernadette Parish, the Knights of Columbus, the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg, the Kiwanis Seniors Building Inc., the Lake of the Woods Cottagers Association, the Royal Lake of the Wood Yacht Club, the Canadian Club of Winnipeg, the Manitoba Club and the St. Charles Country club. Michael enjoys golf and fishing in his spare time.
Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
Member of the Manitoba Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
City of Winnipeg Councillor
Chairman of the City of Winnipeg Police Commission
President and Director of the Winnipeg Enterprises Corporation
Director of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey
Festival due Voyageur
St. Boniface Hospital
St. Vital Mustangs Football Association
University of Manitoba Bisons Football Club
University of Manitoba alumni Association
Canadian Diabetes Association
Misericordia Hospital Foundation
Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness
With growing global concerns around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we want to address the steps we have taken to ensure the health, safety and well-being of those attending our offices. The well-being of our employees and guests is a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. While the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the current public health risk associated with coronavirus as low, we continue to monitor for developments very closely. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:
Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas. Coronaviruses are easily eliminated by routine surface cleaning and the cleaning products we use are approved for this purpose;
Increasing communications and reminders with our visitors and employees on important health and safety measures.
To protect yourself and others, we ask that anyone who is feeling unwell refrain from visiting our office so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected and are not penalized financially if they need to stay home.
Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.