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Michael is a member in the firm of Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC. in Biloxi, Mississippi and manages the firm’s Real Estate department. Michael has extensive experience handling commercial and residential real estate matters. He has represented a wide variety of business and personal clients throughout his career. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi. His practice areas include bankruptcy, real estate, banking, and commercial law.

Michael was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi. He received a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree from Spring Hill College in 1977. His law degree was granted, from University of Mississippi before being admitted to practice law in 1979. Michael is married to Cynthia Faust McDermott. Michael and Cindy have two children, Michael B. McDermott, Jr. and Meredith Faust McDermott.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and mortgage law
  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate transactions and litigation
  • Bankruptcy law


  • Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC, Managing Real Estate Member
  • Biloxi City Attorney, 1990 – 1995
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, City of Biloxi, 1980 – 1981


  • University of Mississippi, Juris Doctor, 1979
  • Phi Delta Phi, Member and Clerk
  • Moot Court Board, 1978-1979
  • Spring Hill College, Bachelor of Science in Commerce, 1977

Professional and Civic Involvement; Recognitions

Professional Associations:

  • Biloxi Bar Association
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Mississippi State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference

Community/Civic Activities:

  • Board of Directors, BancorpSouth Bank, Gulf Coast Division
  • Past Commodore and Board Member, Biloxi Yacht Club
  • Past Vice-President and Board Member, Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Museum
  • Past President and Secretary, Order of Mithras
  • Secretary and Treasurer, Mississippi Gulf Coast Big Game Fishing Club, Inc.

Representative Cases

  • Alt v. City of Biloxi, 397 So. 2d 897 (Miss. 1984)
  • Hill v. Breazeale, 197 Fed. Appx 331 (5th Cir.) In re Mercer, 246 F.3d 391, 37 2006, Bankr.L.Rep. P 78,383 (5th Cir. 2001) sub nonAT&T Universal Card Services v. Mercer 220 B.R. 315 C Brptcy. S.D. Miss (1998)
  • Ringwald v. Harris, 675 F.2d 768, 34 Fed R. Serv 316, (5th Cir. 1982)
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Pine Belt Inv. Developers, Inc., 675 F.Supp 1016, 1987 Copr. L. Dec. P 26,122 (S.D. Miss 1987)
  • Point South Land Trust v. Gutierrez ____ So. 2d____ 2008 WL 5220 564 (Miss. App. 2008)
  • Robertson v. La Linda, Inc., 548 So. 2d 1308 (Miss. 1989)
  • Touchet v. City of Biloxi, 514 So. 2d 1214 (Miss. 1987)
  • Knebel v. City of Biloxi, 453 So. 2d 1037 (Miss. 1984)
  • Thetford v. City of Biloxi, 453 So. 2d 1028 (Miss. 1984)

Outside of the office

Michael is an avid bluewater fisherman and enjoys hunting whitetail deer.

Admissions and Licenses
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, 1980