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Catherine M. Michael - Carmel, IN

550 Congressional Blvd.Suite 350-11 Carmel, IN 46032

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Updated: 02/02/2024

Carmel Education Law Lawyer

Overview

Catherine Michael is an attorney focused on the representation of children and the disabled in the areas of education, personal injury, Title IX, and advocacy of children and disabled adults. She is licensed to practice in the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and before the U.S. Supreme Court allowing her to offer her services to a wide range of clients. Catherine M. Michael stands out as a formidable advocate for children, disabled adults, and their families...

Catherine Michael is an attorney focused on the representation of children and the disabled in the areas of education, personal injury, Title IX, and advocacy of children and disabled adults. She is licensed to practice in the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and before the U.S. Supreme Court allowing her to offer her services to a wide range of clients. Catherine M. Michael stands out as a formidable advocate for children, disabled adults, and their families. With a focus on personal injury and education law, she brings unparalleled expertise to cases involving:

Personal injury sustained by children and disabled individuals.

Special education due process and Section 504 disputes.

Expulsion and disciplinary challenges.

Tort-related claims, such as sexual abuse, molestation, and rape, in both school and non-school environments.

Private school conflicts and disciplinary issues.

Civil rights and disability claims.

Group home wrongful death and injury.

Catherine’s reputation extends far beyond the courtroom. Over the past two decades, her commitment to championing the rights of the vulnerable has earned her considerable accolades. Recognized by both local and national media, Catherine is frequently invited to share her insights on syndicated radio and television programs, underscoring her authority in the fields of education law and personal injury, especially as they pertain to children and those with disabilities. Some of the landmark cases she has taken on include representing school shooting victims, children subjected to abuse in academic, daycare, or private environments, and numerous special needs students. These families, seeking justice and protection within the education system, found a relentless advocate in Catherine. Her unwavering mission: to ensure that the rights and needs of every child, disabled or injured person are protected and championed within her abilities. If you seek a seasoned attorney with compassion and dedication, Catherine M. Michael is a trusted choice.

About Catherine M. Michael

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal injury sustained by children and disabled individuals.
  • Special education due process and Section 504 disputes
  • Expulsion and disciplinary challenges
  • Tort-related claims, such as sexual abuse, molestation, and rape
  • Private school conflicts and disciplinary issues
  • Civil rights and disability claims that students face

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • Texas
  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association
  • Council of Parents Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA)

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

550 Congressional Blvd.Suite 350-11 Carmel, IN 46032

Fax

  • 317-348-2916

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Catherine M. Michael

Included on the 2024 Indiana list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Indiana Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Indiana Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Catherine M. Michael on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • 2024, Super Lawyers – Area of School and Education Law
  • 2023, Super Lawyers – Area of School and Education Law
  • 2022, Super Lawyers - Area of School and Education Law
  • 2021, Super Lawyers - Area of School and Education Law
  • 2020, Super Lawyers - Area of School and Education Law (Sole individual recognized in Indiana in the area of School Law)
  • 2019, Super Lawyers - Area of School and Education Law
  • 2016, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2015, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2014, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2013, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2012, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2011, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2010, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)
  • 2010, Judge Taliaferro Award – Indiana State Bar Association. Awarded for legal Representation specific to the unmet civil rights needs of children presented by the Civil Rights Commission for Children Division.
  • 2009, Super Lawyers - Rising Star Award in the area of School and Education Law (Top 2.5% Lawyers in Indiana under 40)

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