Michael S. Garrison, American lawyer, educator, former academic administrator. Bar: West Virginia 1996, District of Columbia 1999, West Virginia Supreme Court Appeals, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) West Virginia. Named one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2004; scholar St. Anne's College, University Oxford, 1992-1993; Henry Toll Fellow, 2003.
Administrative assistant institutional advancement West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1993, guest lecturer College Law, 1998—1999, adjunct professor Eberly College Arts and Sciences, since 2002, president-elect, 2007, president, 2007—2008. Associate Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 1996—2001, Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP, 1999. Adjunct professor business University Charleston, 1999—2000.
Cabinet secretary Department Tax and Revenue State West Virginia, 2001, chief of staff, 2001—2003. Managing member Spilman Thomas & Battle Professional Limited Liability Company, 2003—2007, since 2008. Former chairman West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.