Trevor, in order to pay back Mike for taking the fall for him at the cost of his college degree, rents an apartment in the city and offers to pay up to a year's worth of rent on his behalf.
Although his Grammy vehemently opposed the idea, Mike told her he was going to move in anyways, with or without her approval.
Michael "Mike" James Ross is a lawyer and junior partner at Pearson Specter Litt, a former legal consultant/supervisor at the Eastside Legal Clinic, with whom he now has a legal partnership with, and was a former investment banker at Sidwell Investment Group. He was hired by Harvey Specter, a senior partner at Pearson Hardman, as an associate lawyer, despite Mike not having graduated college or having a law degree.
Mike left Pearson Specter after accepting the job offer to work at SIG; however, he returns later in season 4 after Jonathan Sidwell fired him from his firm.
When he was 7, he met Tess who became his high school sweetheart before she left for college.
Mike found school incredibly easy due to his photographic memory, and rarely put any effort into studying.
After Trevor constantly badgered Mike about the briefcase full of marijuana, he eventually returned the briefcase to Trevor, revealing his business to Jenny in doing so, and took several of Trevor's suits along the way.
He got a scholarship into college and had planned to take up law, until he was expelled after Trevor convinced him to memorize a math test, as a way to make money, and unknowingly sold the answers to the Dean's daughter.
Mike had been admitted as a transfer student to Harvard for the next year immediately before.
The return of Daniel Hardman, however, put pressure on Mike's secret, as Daniel was searching for something to hold against both Jessica and Harvey, who together had blackmailed him into leaving five years prior for stealing from the company.
As he became more and more busy with his work at Pearson Hardman, Mike was unable to visit his grandmother Edith.