Michael’s practice is focused on civil litigation, including disputes involving employment and labor law, workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, housing, civil rights, First Amendment, and municipal law.
Prior to joining Lesser, Newman & Nasser, Michael practiced at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in Boston, Massachusetts, where he represented victims of race and national origin discrimination. Before practicing at the Lawyers’ Committee, Michael practiced employment law in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, California.
In 2012, Michael was selected as a “rising star under 40” in the annual list published by the Thompson Reuters rating service in Boston Magazine.
In addition to practicing law, Michael has taught legal writing and research at American University Washington College of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, and New England Law Boston, and he has taught an undergraduate course on public policy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Attorney Aleo was my supervising attorney when I interned at Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in Boston. He is a great teacher, who not only taught me substantive issues within employment discrimination law, but also - and more importantly - showed me what it means to be an attorney who strives to bring the utmost respect and compassion when interacting with a client and working on that client's case.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|New England Super Lawyers, Massachusetts Rising Star, 2012||Thomson Reuters||2012|
|Adjunct Professor||Bay Path University||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Lesser, Newman & Nasser LLP||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University Of Massachusetts Amherst||2012 - 2012|
|Adjunct Professor||New England Law | Boston||2009 - 2011|
|Staff Attorney||Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law||2008 - 2011|
|Adjunct Professor||Golden Gate University Schol Of Law||2007 - 2007|
|Staff Attorney||Bernabei & Wachtel||2006 - 2007|
|Adjunct Professor||American University Washington College Of Law||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hampshire County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Amara v. Copley Plaza Hotel, Civil Action No. 09-11802-JLT (D. Mass. November 18, 2010)||N/A|
|Green v. Parts Distribution Xpress, Inc. Civil Action No. 10-11959-DJC (D. Mass. November 29, 2011)||N/A|
|Bonds v. School Committee of Boston, 80 Mass.App.Ct. 1113 (2011)||N/A|
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|Boston University Public Interest Law Journal||Foreclosure Fallout: The Banking Industry’s Attack on Disparate Impact Race Discrimination Claims Under the Fair Housing Act and Equal Credit Opportunity Act||2008|
|HR Specialist||Pregnant employees||2007|
|American University, Washington College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|SUBPRIME REVISITED, How Reverse Mortgage Lenders Put Older Homeowners’ Equity at Risk||Subprime Lending||2010|