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Michael began his law career as an Associate at a large Cleveland-area firm before joining Calfee in 2019.

Bringing nearly a decade of experience, Michael’s knowledge with the political process, including serving as the campaign manager for the re-election of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson for an unprecedented fourth-term, allows him to advise clients at the local and state levels of government.

In addition, Michael has experience as a commercial and business litigator representing public and private corporations and public sector entities in litigation involving class-action, securities, and labor and employment disputes.

Michael has used his background as a litigator and government relations professional to establish a unique practice to meet the needs of his clients.

Michael earned his B.A. in History from Miami University and his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List, served as an editor of the Cleveland State Law Review, and a as member of the Fredrick Douglass Moot Court team.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • The Best Lawyers in America© "Ones To Watch," Government Relations Practice (2021-2022)


J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2015

B.A., Miami University, 2009

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • The Presidents' Council, Board of Directors
  • Engage! Cleveland, Board of Directors
  • Center for Arts – Inspired Learning, Board of Directors
  • Shaker Schools Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Board of Trustees
  • Union Club of Cleveland, Board of Emerging Leaders
  • Ohio Lobbying Association, Member
  • Judge John M. Manos Inn of Court, Associate
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Bluecoats Inc., Member

News & Events


Licensed In

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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