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I'm an avid outdoors person.  When not at work, I may be backpacking, pack rafting, fishing, hunting, flying, scuba diving, rock climbing and the list goes on.


I've served in the US Military for 28 years, have travelled the world a few times over, and have a very wide range of experiences and interests.  I've burned through most if not all of my nine lives - and not all of them due to combat.  Such experiences make you appreciate life and ensuring that you can look back and be proud of the life you lived and have no regrets.  I have good relationships with many clients that share similar interests.  When considering a lawyer, you want to make sure you have good communications, among other concerns (that they are knowledable, competent, and will advocate for your best interests).  Thus, having a shared interest is one way that you can connect, and I find that it enhances the lines of communications.


Languages spoken: German

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
  2. Immigration: 20%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Corporate: 20%



Hourly ($200-275/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Eric Hoshang Pavri

    Michael is a top-notch attorney with years of experience in many areas of law, including immigration, corporate law, and all manner of civil litigation. He was my mentor and supervisor, and when I left the practice to move to another state, I felt very comfortable that Michael was taking over some of my immigration cases, because I knew that my clients were in very capable hands.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Brandabur & Bowling Co, LPA

315 S Monument Avenue
Hamilton, OH, 45011-2914


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Advocate GeneralU.S. Air Force Reserves - JAG Corps1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Butler County Bar AssociationCo-Chair Litigation Committee2009 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember2000 - Present
Butler County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Hamilton County Bar AssociationsMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of West FloridaN/AM.B.A1991
Miami University of OhioN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Military JusticeMilitary Justice2014
Law of WarLaw of War2014
Information WarfareInformation Warfare2014
Business LawBusiness Law2014