California State University, Long Beach, B.S., Business – 2003
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D. – 2011
Defending Complex Cases; Center for American and International Law (CAIL)
Special Victims Counsel Course; U.S. Air Force JAG School
Washington – 2017
Arizona – 2011
Volunteer Member, Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board 2017-Present
Attorney Volunteer, ASU Homeless Legal Assistance Project 2014-2016
"When I think of Micah, I think of integrity and honor. He is an excellent, intelligent, thoughtful attorney. But as great as he is as an attorney, he is an even better person. His clients can trust him."
Service to others is Micah’s passion, and the defining theme of his professional experience. Micah was a care-free college student and (mediocre) surfer, attending California State University Long Beach when he answered the call to become a Marine Corps officer. Commissioned immediately after completing his degree in Business Management and Operations Management in 2003, Micah began leading Marines during an exciting and challenging time for the Corps. An Assault Amphibian Vehicle (AAV) officer by trade, Micah deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commanded a rifle platoon in Hit, Iraq during 2004-2005, and an AAV platoon in Fallujah in 2006. During these deployments, Micah earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “Combat V” for valor, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with “Combat V” for valor, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
After follow-on assignments as a Company Commander and Recruiting Station Executive Officer, Micah was selected to attend law school at Arizona State University through the Marine Corps’ highly-competitive Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP). During law school, Micah was active in ASU’s Homeless Legal Assistance Project, and tried his first cases through a criminal practice clinic. After earning his JD with pro bono distinction, Micah attended Naval Justice School (NJS) in Newport, RI. He graduated NJS with honors and as a trial-advocacy competition finalist.
After earning certification as a Judge Advocate (JAG), Micah reported for duty as Defense Counsel at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA. In this role, Micah defended Marines and Sailors facing courts-martial, administrative separation, and boards of inquiry. In his next assignment, Micah served as the Officer in Charge of the base’s legal assistance section, leading a team of attorneys in delivering personalized legal services to service-members, families, and eligible veterans in the surrounding community. In this assignment, the scope of Micah’s practice included family law, estate planning, and consumer legal matters. In 2013, pursuant to a new DoD initiative, Micah was selected to establish and lead one of the first Victims’ Legal Counsel Organization (VLCO) offices in the Corps, and to personally represent crime-victims in complex and delicate military justice cases.
After the Marine Corps, Micah went into private practice in Arizona before moving to Washington to serve as the West Coast Regional Director for Wounded Warrior Project’s Veterans Benefits Service.
Driven by a desire to focus his efforts locally, towards serving families and small businesses in the community that Micah, his wife Danielle, and their three kids call home, Micah is excited to be a part of the Moglia & Larripa team!