Michael C. Epps was appointed to the Casino Control Commission by Acting Governor Donald DiFrancesco and was sworn into office on January 4, 2002. In December 2006, Governor Jon S. Corzine reappointed Commissioner Epps to a second five-year term. Commissioner Epps served as Vice Chair of the Commission in 2005 and in 2009.

 
Prior to his appointment, Epps served as general counsel for the Atlantic City Board of Education. Previously, he was an associate with the law firms of Horn, Goldberg, Gorney, Plackter, Weiss & Perskie in Atlantic City and the Absecon firm of Savio, Reynolds & Drake.


Epps was the first Atlantic City native to serve on the commission. He graduated from Atlantic City High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in 1988, graduated from the Howard University School of Law in 1994, and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar that same year. He is also admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania.


Epps is a member of the American, New Jersey and Atlantic County Bar Associations. He has served as a Commissioner of the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, a member of the Advisory Board of the First Tee of Greater Atlantic City, and a board member of the Atlantic City Special Improvement District. He is also a member of the Vincent S. Haneman American Inns of Court, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and legal fraternity Sigma Delta Tau.

Epps departed from the Commission in 2011 to enter private practice. He owns The Epps Law Firm P.A. in Galloway, New Jersey.