From 9 to 5, 39-year-old Mike Chick is a lawyer in Arlington, Virginia. After hours, he becomes “The Ninja Lawyer.” He’s not the most buff contestant on American Ninja Warrior Season 8 but he did make quite the impression at the Atlanta qualifiers. (He made it! Or as ANW co-host Akbar Gbajabiamila punned, “He passed the bar.”) Before Chick’s run, other puns heard included “Court is in session. Make no objections.”
All kidding aside, W. Michael Chick, Jr. is one of DC’s Top Criminal Lawyers. For years he worked as an attorney with the Capital Defender’s Office of Northern Virginia, where he handled exclusively capital murder cases. He continues to work with clients facing the possibility of the death penalty and occasionally acts as a court-appointed attorney for defendants who can’t afford one. American Ninja Warrior airs Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC.
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