Michael Earner, Esq.

President & CEO


Michael is an attorney and a problem solver. He is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Total Trial Solutions and responsible for ensuring the company undergoes a period of sustainable and rapid growth; with one goal in mind – find creative and ethically sound ways to efficiently help lawyers increase the value of their clients cases. That is the whole purpose of Total Trial Solutions and its existence.

Michael comes from a unique background. When he was in his early 20’s, he answered a call to give back by joining the US Army shortly after September 11, 2001. Soon after, he found himself on combat patrols in Taliban controlled territories in Northern Afghanistan. He was injured during a combat patrol and was not longer able to serve in the Infantry.

Instead of simply quitting, he battled through injuries and found a way to continue to serve as a Special Agent in the Defense Department. In his time as an agent, we worked on serious investigations where the army had an interest including homicide, sexual assault, crimes against children, computer crimes, and other classified and sensitive cases that had national security implications. During his time as a Special Agent, Michael was trained by the government in advanced techniques in interviews and interrogations, behavioral analysis, non-verbal communication and body language, and advanced techniques in digital and electronic evidence. 

After a few additional years of service and surgeries, the injuries from Afghanistan caught up with him and he opted to undergo an early medical separation from government service and is now a disabled veteran rated at 100%. 

Michael realized he could build upon his skills he learned as a Government Agent and help continuing to serve as an attorney. Michael used is Post 9-11 GI Bill to go through law school. Suffolk University Law School in Boston offered him a scholarship to top up is GI Bill benefits and attend law school for free – he jumped at the opportunity. He graduated from with a concentration (Graduate Certificate) in Legal Technology and Innovation (with honors), and also was a member of the first group of 10 graduates to complete the then newly created accelerated LLM in Taxation program.  He added those two law degrees to his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and advanced Masters study in Forensic Psychology. In addition to his five college degrees, he has also attended post-graduate coursework in Artificial Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Data Science at Cornell University.

Outside of work, Michael spends time with his wife and four children, serves as a youth football head coach, an Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America, and is also an active Freemason.

Traditional Degrees:

  • Juris Doctor (JD), Suffolk University Law School
  • Master of Laws (LLM), Taxation, Suffolk University Law School
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Columbia Southern University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Thomas A. Edison State University
  • Associate of Science, Troy University

Additional graduate coursework:

  • Master of Arts, Forensic Psychology, Argosy University
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Business Analytics and Data Driven Marketing, Cornell University
  • Operations
  • Trial Strategy
  • Jury Selection
  • Data Analysis
  • eDiscovery
  • American Psychology-Law Society, Member
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Trial School, Distinguished Faculty
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Member
  • 32nd Infantry Regimental Association, Member
  • Global War or Terrorism Veteran – US Army, Veteran