Michael graduated with a B. Juries and LLB respectively at the University of North West. He was admitted as an Attorney in August 2001. He also obtained a Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law with University of South Africa.
He served his articles with Phancy Magano & Partners and thereafter practised under name and style Maphango Phokompe Attorneys from 2001 to 2004. In 2005 he joined Viljoen Attorneys as a partner and the firm became known as Phokompe & Viljoen Attorneys. He also worked at the Master of High Court as an Estate Controller.
He has been working for the firm since its formation in April 2010. He specialises in Litigation in both Magistrate and High Court, Labour Law Disputes, Conveyancing, Divorce, Motor vehicle Accident, Estates as well as Corporate and Commercial Law.