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

Catherine M. Michael


Catherine Michael

Catherine M. Michael is the 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.

Catherine has been featured hundreds of times in both the national and local media. She is a frequent guest on syndicated radio and television shows for her education law expertise. Her nearly two decade career in education has focused on ensuring that the needs of children in schools are met. She has represented school shooting victims, children abused in school, and hundreds of special needs children who families needed a voice.

Catherine’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 a decade. She also received The Honorable Viola J. Taliaferro Award by the Indiana State Bar Association for her admirable work in addressing the unmet legal needs of children.

To speak with Catherine just call 317-569-2200 or email her at


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

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