Michael G. McHale of Cambridge, Nebraska, was sworn into the Nebraska Bar Association, receiving his license to practice law in Nebraska on Sept. 18, 2012. McHale is a 2012 graduate with distinction of Nebraska College of Law, having graduated with high distinction in 2009 from University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and from Cambridge High School with distinction in 2005. During law school he was active in the Thomas Moore Society, The Alliance Defense Fund and Lincoln Right to Life. He was a recipient of the Blackstone Legal Fellowship in 2010 and three Cali Awards in 2012 for having the highest grade in specific courses. He recently contributed to an Alliance Defense Fund published article on religious freedom and is currently working for attorney Mike Hilgers in Lincoln, Nebraska. He is the son of James McHale and Sondra Jonson McHale.