ATTORNEY. COMMISSIONER. BUSINESS OWNER.
Michael Joseph was born and raised in South Florida. Mike is a partner with the law firm of Galbut Walters & Associates with a focused practice in civil rights and land use. Previously, Mike worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security while he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters in Public Management from Florida International University; and Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law.
Outside of work, Mike is a member of 100 Black Men of America, the National Black Caucus, the Democratic Haitian-American Caucus of Florida, the Caribbean Democratic Caucus, the Miami-Dade County Democratic Party Labor Committee, and serves as Whip for the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network. As a North Miami Beach commissioner Michael is the board liaison for the Public Utilities Commission and Code Enforcement; his focus is on improving the lives of the residents of North Miami Beach and restoring the residents' trust through ethics reforms.
Mike and his wife, Asia, were married at North Miami Beach's famous Ancient Spanish Monastery and are raising their son, Alexander, in the Sunray West neighborhood of NMB.