Michael “$noop” Segal is an attorney in Los Angeles, California, and an officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Prior to becoming an attorney, he served as a combat F-15 fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Michael started his flying career in the F-15C learning how to gain and maintain air superiority. He later transitioned to the F-15E, where he developed his skills as a multirole combat aviator. While serving as an F-15E pilot, he deployed to Afghanistan and led airmen in combat during Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, he also earned his M.B.A. from Trident University, graduating summa cum laude. Upon his return, Michael upgraded to F-15 instructor pilot and instructed the U.S.’s newest fighter pilots on how to employ the F-15.
After leaving Active Duty in 2016, Michael attended the UCLA School of Law, where he specialized in Business Law. During his time at UCLA, Michael participated in multiple extracurricular activities including Mock Trial and Moot Court, while also serving as a member on the Dean's Student Advisory Council, President of the Veterans Law Society, and Executive Board Member for the Jewish Law Students Association. Additionally, he externed with the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew in the Central District of California, NuMedia Studios, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Enforcement Division and Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.
Michael also joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2016, where he initially performed duties as the Director of Inspections for the base Inspector General at the 916th Air Refueling Wing in North Carolina. He then transferred to the 701st Combat Operations Squadron at March Air Reserve Base in California, where he has served as a Senior Air Defense Officer, Section Chief, and now as the Director of Operations for the squadron's detachment at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.
As an attorney, Michael represents business and pro bono clients on a wide range of matters. He has worked with Fortune 100 companies in complex litigation and assisted numerous businesses find legal solutions to their problems. His pro bono work focuses on helping veterans obtain compensation and work through the process of starting up a company.
Michael is married to his lovely wife, Jennifer, with whom he has one son. In his spare time, he enjoys recreational flying, watching and playing sports, concerts, hiking, watching movies, writing about aerospace and defense law, and spending time with his family!
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