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Staff Attorney


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Michael primarily litigates cases related to police misconduct and racial discrimination. He graduated Harvard Law School, cum laude, and Brandeis University, summa cum laude. Previously, Michael clerked for the Hon. John R. Fisher on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and interned with the Special Litigation Section of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division. He has also represented tenants facing eviction and prisoners in disciplinary hearings. In addition to his legal experience, Michael has worked on a political campaign and served as a fellow at an organization that helps people on public assistance find employment.

Michael enjoys running and, one day, hopes to learn how to dance.

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