|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship||Howard University||1980|
|Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship||Howard University||1979|
|Mentor||Children and Family Law Program, MA Committee for Public Counsel Services||1995 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of Michael L. Rich||1982 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Northeast Kentucky Legal Services||1979 - 1982|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Counsel for Children||Member||N/A|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Member||N/A|
|Restorative Justice Task Team of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ||Chair||2000 - 2013|
|Arlington Advocate||More on Corporal Punishment Bill||2007|
|Boston Globe||Assessing impact at DSS||2007|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|City College of the City University of New York||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|
|Experience a Restorative Justice Circle||Restorative Justice||2013|
Posted by Amanda Ellason
He wasn't my lawyer but he still gave me pretty good advice and looked out for me when he didn't have to. He also answered my questions very quickly. If I lived in his area I would probably hire him.
Posted by anonymous
Mike's help was crucial it getting our family through a difficult time. We had a case opened at DCF--an organization that has broad administrative powers and little oversight--during a difficult time for my son. Another lawyer told me there was nothing I could do except follow DCF's requests. Mike was much more helpful. He told us all of our options and the associated risks. We worked out a plan going forward, and he implemented it to perfection: today we are free and clear of DCF involvement. This has been an enormous relief to my son who is suffering from anxiety, as well as my wife and me. I am glad we found Mike; I would recommend him to anyone in a similar position.
Posted by Andreea
Mike was referred by a friend. From the beginning he was very compassionate and caring and understood my case. I can't even describe the scary moments when you get the DSS/DCF call.
That is nothing compared to the thorough interview they complete. You will feel like you have no privacy whatsoever. You will feel that your kids can be taken away any minute, for the most stupid and simple reason ever, reported by people that don't even know you. Well, throughout the whole DCF in-person interaction, I always felt safe when Mike was around because I knew I had someone that believed in me and was there to protect my family.
I wish no real parent in this world goes through those moments but if you see yourself there, I would not even make a call to DCF without hiring Mike!
Wayne Morrow, Child abuse Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Rich practices at the standard of excellence and caring that exemplifies the best of the legal profession. As a CA certified specialist in the area of child abuse and neglect law, I endorse him as an outstanding choice. This is the lawyer you want when you have these types of legal nightmares to deal with. WM
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