Introducing Catherine M. Michael Partner at Hollingsworth & Zivitz, Attorneys at Law

Catherine M. Michael


Catherine Michael

At Hollingsworth & Zivitz, we are proud to offer the invaluable legal insight that Catherine M. Michael brings to our firm as head of our Education Law Division. She is licensed and practices throughout the state of Indiana, Texas, and Michigan. She represents students and their families in a variety of education and personal injury matters including Special Education Due Process, Section 504 matters, Expulsion, Disciplinary issues, personal injury of children including injury, sexual abuse, molestation, and rape cases both in and out of school environments, private school issues and discipline as well as other civil rights and disability claims experienced by students. She possesses extensive knowledge regarding special education due process, teacher and student discipline and dismissal matters, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), personal injury of children in schools, and other civil rights matters.

Her passion has led her to speak on topics regarding education law, such as student discipline, educational due process, the No Child Left Behind Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Section 504, as well as issues surrounding personal injury of minors. A member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPA), she has also appeared in the national news on numerous occasions for her cases focused on special needs children or abuse in schools, including numerous television and radio programs. Catherine was an adjunct professor for the Nova Southeastern School of Law in Florida for more than a decade.

Attorney Michael's dedication and unique legal prowess has led to her inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list by Indianapolis Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine for more than eight years. She also received The Honorable Viola J. Taliaferro Award by the Indiana State Bar Association in 2010 for her admirable work in addressing the unmet legal needs of children.

If you are in need of Attorney Michael's extensive legal knowledge, please call our office as soon as possible. We would be happy to review the details of your matter during an initial consultation.

Updates about her upcoming seminars can be found at .


  • Robert McKinney School of Law, J.D.
  • Western Washington University, B.A. Political Science
  • Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Hamilton County Bar Association

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