Civil Litigation, including:
Criminal Defense, including
Title IX, College Student Rights, and Higher Education Disputes
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Military Law
As a fourth-generation trial lawyer and U.S. Army Veteran, Michael G. McDonough draws on his upbringing and experience to aggressively represent clients and achieve their goals. Michael embraces going to court on behalf of anyone who needs an effective advocate.
Michael began his career at a civil litigation law firm. Eager to serve his country, Michael joined the U.S. Army JAG Corps in 2012. Michael worked at JAG Offices at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; West Point, New York; Korea; Japan; and Washington, D.C. In New York, Michael served as a prosecutor in the Army and, simultaneously, as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Southern District of New York. As a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Michael represented the United States of America in hundreds of Federal Court actions.
Michael also practiced law as a criminal defense attorney, representing individuals accused of felony federal offenses, including attempted murder, rape, sexual assault, and drug offenses. Michael has a talent for taking on hard cases and winning jury verdict acquittals on behalf of his clients. While working overseas for the Army, Michael obtained several acquittals where his clients faced decades or even life in prison. Michael's jury acquittals and favorable outcomes on behalf of his clients earned him recognition from senior Army leaders even at the General Officer level.
Michael finished his Active Duty Army career as the prosecutor for the largest Battalion in the U.S. Army, headquartered in Washington, D.C. There, he traveled internationally and worked on important cases involving senior officers and diplomats. After this assignment, Michael decided to return to civilian life and practice law in his home state of Massachusetts.
Michael is part of our litigation team where he now utilizes his rich trial advocacy background to serve clients in both civil and criminal litigation. He is an aggressive advocate in civil litigation and criminal matters. He also advises and represents college students when colleges and universities violate Title IX in connection with administrative proceedings, sexual offense allegations, and other investigative matters. Of course, Michael continues his work for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen, including worldwide court-martial criminal defense, discharge review appeals, and representation in administrative matters.
Contact Michael today at 413-737-0260 or by email at email@example.com.