Michael Smith was employed by MWIS in April 1994 and has been a partner since April 2000.Michael holds the position of Crown Solicitor for Northland. The Crown team undertake criminal prosecutions on behalf of the Solicitor General. An Honours Graduate of Otago Law School , Michael worked in Auckland in civil litigation - primarily insurance litigation – and at the Rotorua Crown Solicitors office. Michael contributes to the community as the regional naval officer. He is a national referee for swimming carnivals and events and he also enjoys surfing and skiing with his children.