Catherine M. Michael

Top rated Schools & Education attorney in Carmel, Indiana

Connell Michael, LLP
Catherine M. Michael
Connell Michael, LLP

Practice Areas: Schools & Education, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Indiana since: 2000

Education: Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2016
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Connell Michael, LLP

550 Congressional Blvd
Suite 115
Carmel, IN 46032 Visit website


Catherine M. Michael is licensed and practices throughout the states of Indiana, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio. She focuses in representing children and their families in a myriad of personal injury and education law issues. Her expertise encompasses personal injury of children and disabled adults, special education due process, Section 504 matters, expulsion and disciplinary challenges, and tort related litigation including sexual abuse, molestation, and rape both within and outside school settings, as well as private school disputes and discipline. Additionally, she addresses various civil rights and disability claims students may encounter.   Over the years, Catherine Michael has earned significant recognition, being featured in both national and local media on countless occasions. Her insights into education law and the personal injury claims involving children make her a sought-after guest on numerous syndicated radio and television programs. With nearly two decades dedicated to the realm of education and personal injury of children and adults with disabilities, Catherine's primary mission has been to ensure the rights and needs of children and the disabled are upheld and addressed. Among her significant cases, she has represented school shooting victims, children who suffered abuse in academic, daycare, or private settings, and countless special needs students whose families sought an attorney within the education system.

Practice areas

Schools & Education, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 90% Schools & Education
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2000, Indiana

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan
  • Texas
  • Indiana
  • The Taliaferro Award honors an individual who exemplifies Judge Taliaferro’s leadership in addressing the unmet legal needs of children and in raising the public’s awareness of these needs, The Hon. Viola J. Taliaferro Award, Indiana Bar Association, 2010

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Catherine is one of the most well-known and trusted attorneys in the area of education law, representing families”

“She is actually the chair of the Education Law section.”

“She is awesome!”

“Professional, passionate and knowledgeable. ”

Office location for Catherine M. Michael

550 Congressional Blvd
Suite 115
Carmel, IN 46032

Phone: 317-333-6080


5 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009 - 2016

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