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Michael Halberstam

Civil rights Attorney at Shaker Heights, OH

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 5 years
    New York - NY 18 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2019
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2005
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Election law, voting rights, redistricting, federal anti-discrimination, malicious prosecution, first amendment litigation.

    18 years, 8 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    Employee misclassification, overtime, benefits, whistle-blower, and employment discrimination.

    6 years, 7 cases

  3. Litigation
    Civil and bankruptcy litigation and mediation.

    18 years, 6 cases

  4. Securities and investment fraud
    Securities and shareholder derivative litigation, D&O liability, corporate internal investigations.

    18 years, 10 cases

  5. General practice
    Legal advice regarding corporate and business organization; U.S. regulatory compliance for European corporations; special problems involving corporate internal investigations in Germany and Europe; U.S. lobbying, political, and election law;

    18 years, 8 cases

Michael is a versatile attorney dedicated to helping individual and organizational clients address their disputes in a timely and reasonable manner.  He has served both as plaintiff-side-, and defense-counsel. He has represented large corporate clients in federal-, and bankruptcy litigation, and in disputes with federal regulatory agencies; national labor unions in civil rights litigation; and individual clients and whistleblowers in disputes with employers and government agencies.


Michael Halberstam
17120 S. Woodland Rd
Shaker Heights, OH, 44120

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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional. Amazing at conceptualizing my case. Powerful legal writer. Empathic and honest.
Michael Halberstam carefully listened to me as he put together strong arguments for my unjust termination case. He was amazing at conceptualizing my case. His approach was very professional and very supportive. He showed kindness, empathy and respect during the process. Mr. Halberstam was relentless in pursuing the facts. He is a powerful legal writer. He was an extremely strong advocate every step of the way. It was empowering the way he told my story with the full force of the law behind it, ultimately winning a settlement.
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Posted by John S. McGhee | February 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
J.Scott McGhee Director of Operations
Michael was extremely helpful to me in navigating my severance package when I was terminated from my employment. I was overwhelmed with many feelings over the termination. Michael was instrumental assisting me both professionally and personally. Professionally he clearly explained that I had the right to negotiate with my former employer the severance package they gave me. He also shared with me his personal experience with a similar issue that happened to him. He negotiated all the negative verbiage out of the severance document that would have hindered me in future employment in my profession. he also was successful in extending my severance package for an additional 4 weeks. Being able to talk to someone who had a similar experience was by far the most helpful. Michael helped me get my head on straight and got me going in the right direction in seeking future employment. Thanks Again to a great Lawyer and a great person.
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Posted by Pat Foran | September 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Michael Halberstam, Esq.
Mr Halberstam was always available to answer questions regarding a litigation in which he was hired to represent me. He was willing to listen and to develop strong legal and ethical arguments that consistently supported the civil litigation. Finally, he prepared very strong arguments during negotiations with defense counsel, which went a long way in successfully resolving the litigation in which he represented me.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Michaels profound knowledge of employment and labor law and also corporate law was impressive. He is a good listener and extremely thorough. He was able to accurately decipher the cause and effect of my case after reviewing much information and many documents. He worked long and late hard hours to comprise multiple and very accurate written statements to defend me. He had a quick response time, was always pleasant and approachable. I am so grateful for his representation of my case and would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Oudi Singer | September 1, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable and effective legal empowerment
Let me start by saying Mr. Halberstam is ultra professional He communicates promptly. He uses multi form of communication (email, phone, video consult). This assure effective information exchange and accurate case conceptualization that are need for proper legal advocacy and representation. Mr. Halberstam is kind and pleasant to work with. You will find him emphatic but also very honest. I found Mr. Halberstam integrity -flawless. He honors his commitment to you, meets with you in exact times and dates set. Time is of the essence and Mr Halberstam honors your time. I highly recommend Mr. Halberstam legal advice, empowerment and advocacy.
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Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • The Chandra Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Law Clerk to former Chief Judge, Thomas P. Griesa
  • United States District Court Sdny
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Stanford Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Yale University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • N/A


  • Election Law Journal
  • Editorial Board
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Columbia Law School
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Cross-Border Corporate Internal Investigations
  • Corporate Internal Investigations
  • 2018

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Shaker Heights Civil rights Lawyer Michael Halberstam
Michael Halberstam
Civil rights Attorney
Shaker Heights, OH
Licensed for 18 years