Michael Brazil was born and raised in Hobart, Indiana, graduating from Hobart High School in 1998. Following high school, he attended the University of Saint Francis where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 2002. In 2005 Mike began a law enforcement career at the Lake Station Police Department and then joined the Crown Point Police Department in 2008.
Mike graduated from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2019 with a Juris Doctor and is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and was deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.