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Michael G. McDonough
Michael G. McDonough
Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, including:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law and Wrongful Termination
  • Constitutional Law
  • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Administrative Law
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Discrimination Disputes

Criminal Defense, including

  • Rape, Sexual Assault, and other Sex Offenses
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors in Superior and District Court
  • Domestic Violence
  • OUI/DWI (Drunk Driving)
  • Abuse Prevention Orders under G.L c. 209A and Harassment Prevention Orders under G.L c. 258E

Title IX, College Student Rights, and Higher Education Disputes

  • Advises students who are victims, witnesses or subjects in Title IX investigations
  • Defends students accused of misconduct
  • Represents plaintiffs (men and women) in lawsuits against colleges that violate Title IX rights

Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Military Law

  • Court-Martial Defense
  • Administrative Separation Boards
  • Article 15, Reprimands, and Adverse Administrative Actions
  • Veterans Benefits and Discharge Upgrade Requests
About Michael

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 mgm@efclaw.com.

Awards
  • 2011 American Board of Trial Lawyers Award
  • 2011 Mary Franzese Humanitarian Achievement Award Recipient
  • 2011 Seton Hall Law Christian Ethic Scholarship Award Recipient
  • 2010 Edward D. Benattar Trial Advocacy Scholarship Award Recipient
Professional Activities
  • Hampden County Bar Association
    • Community Outreach Committee
    • Veterans Outreach Initiative
  • St. Thomas More Society
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Knights of Columbus
Where Admitted
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Michael also practices in Military Courts-Martial worldwide
Education
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
  • The George Washington University, B.A.
Contact
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Michael G. McDonough
Michael G. McDonough