Michael McHale, Senior Counsel at Thomas More Society, is a dedicated and accomplished attorney with a strong background in defending life and religious freedom. Michael earned a B.A. in Journalism and History from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with high distinction in 2009 and a J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law with distinction in 2012.
Before joining Thomas More Society, Michael served as general counsel and policy analyst for the Nebraska Catholic Conference, where he testified before several committees of the Nebraska Legislature, defending the constitutionality of school vouchers, tax-credit scholarships, and Nebraska’s parental consent statute for abortion-seeking minors. From 2018 to 2019, he clerked for the Honorable L. Steven Grasz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Michael's writings on life and religious freedom have been featured in the Witherspoon Institute’s online journal, Public Discourse, the Omaha World-Herald, and the Lincoln Journal Star.
Michael also completed pre-theology studies as a seminarian at St. Gregory the Great Seminary, where he delved into philosophy and natural law. His unwavering commitment to protecting fundamental rights makes Michael McHale a valuable asset to the Thomas More Society and its mission.