Michael Lyles


Michael earned his B.A. from Howard University and his J.D. from Mercer University School of Law. After spending his 2L summer as an intern at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, Michael returned to the office as an Assistant District Attorney in September 2010. During his time as a prosecutor, Michael handled cases involving Assault, Burglary, Robbery, Domestic Violence and many other felony and misdemeanor offenses.


Upon fulfilling his three-year commitment to the District Attorney's Office, Michael entered private practice on his own where he focused heavily on criminal defense. His representative highlights included litigating a city employee disciplinary hearing to a favorable decision, helping a client facing Burglary and Robbery charges avoid a grand jury indictment and convincing a judge to vacate and expunge a six-year old warrant for a pro bono client in the Bronx.


Michael is excited to bring his passion for social justice to the Center for Public Service Law, and he looks forward to helping students learn more about the many rewarding opportunities that exist in the public sector.

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Fellow, Center for Public Service Law