Michael Michaeles, an alumnus of the classes of 1965 and 1968L, has been elected to The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the national organization whose aim is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy.
Mike, who lives in Boylston, Mass., and practices in Worcester, is one of only 69 trial lawyers in Massachusetts who has been elected to membership in ABOTA. Membership is by invitation only, and based on character, reputation and proficiency as a trial lawyer.
Since starting his practice in 1969, Mike has been involved in a wide variety of cases, several of which have made headlines. For instance, the million-dollar verdict that he won in a 1998 sexual harassment was considered a landmark case since it was one of the first same-sex harassment cases in the nation. And in 1994, he won an injunction for Coca-Cola in a dispute over an advertisement being run by a Massachusetts soft drink company. You can see more of Mike’s cases on his website.