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MICHAEL ESPINAL

Michael Espinal is a first-generation American born and raised in Miami, Florida. As a passionate writer on issues regarding Civil rights, Michael became the managing editor for FIU’s news publication ‘StudentsWrite’ from 2009-2012.

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree his in 2012, Michael became a high school English teacher at Miami Sunset Sr. High for the 2012-2013 academic calendar year. In 2013 he matriculated into Barry University’s Law School program where he focused his studies on trial practice such as arguing Florida Evidence and Florida Procedure in court-room settings with real judges.

Passionate about social issues, he dedicated his Thesis to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and its impact on gender and age discrimination in the workplace. Michael has experience in criminal defense, personal injury and first-party property litigation. Michael is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law -2016

Certifications

2015 Certified Legal Intern

Bar Admissions

State of Florida – 2017

Accolades

  • 2008 Florida Bright Futures 100% Academic Scholarship Recipient to attend Florida International University.
  • 2012 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida International University with a B.A. in English
  • 2013 Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law admit and scholarship recipient
  • 2014 Moot Court Honors Board Top 32 Oral Argument Award Recipient
  • 2015 Summer Criminal Defense Externship for the Public Defender’s Office of the 9th Judicial Circuit
  • 2015 Book Award for Trial Advocacy and Courtroom Skills
  • 2015 Book Award for Summer Criminal Defense Externship
  • 2016 Book Award for Florida Criminal Procedure
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