Catherine M. Michael

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Carmel, IN

Connell Michael Kerr, LLP
 | 550 Congressional Blvd, Suite 115
Carmel, IN 46032
Phone: 317-333-6080
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Co-managing partner with Connell Michael Kerr, LLP, Catherine M. Michael works with families and students in a long list of personal injury and education matters. In Michigan, Texas and Indiana, Ms. Michael handles matters of special education due process, Section 504 matters, disciplinary issues, expulsion, private school issues, disability claims and civil rights. A compassionate attorney, she also handles matters of children’s personal injury both in school environments and outside of them, including rape, molestation and sexual abuse.

    With over two decades of experience, Ms. Michael has proven that her priority is making sure that the needs of every single student are met. During her career, she has been featured by the local and national media several times, and she has represented a long list of special needs families, children abused in school and school shooting victims.

    Licensed to practice since 2000, Ms. Michael obtained her Juris Doctor after studying at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. With a focus on experience, integrity and advocacy, Ms. Michael is often the voice that speaks for those who need it most as they work through a complicated legal system where an understanding advocate is a huge asset.

    For professional achievement in legal practice, Ms. Michael has been recognized by her peers. As one of the top-rated education and school attorneys in the country, she continues to tirelessly fight for the rights of students and their families. Ms. Michael is also extremely experienced in the Americans with Disabilities Act and student and teacher dismissal and disciplinary matters.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Schools & Education
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 8 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2016

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    About Catherine Michael

    Admitted: 2000, Indiana

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    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Michigan
    • Texas
    • Indiana
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    Office Location for Catherine M. Michael

    550 Congressional Blvd
    Suite 115
    Carmel, IN 46032

    Phone: 317-333-6080

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    Last Updated: 7/14/2020

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