Michael J. Zavatsky

Of Counsel Cincinnati
Contact Info


Michael works in the Labor and Employment practice, heads the Immigration and Citizenship practice and has broad civil litigation experience. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he teaches Immigration Law, and he speaks widely in continuing legal education seminars. Michael is the recipient of the University of Cincinnati College of Law Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for 2011. As former chair of the Ohio Immigration Lawyers Association, Michael has served on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who In America, Ohio Super Lawyers, and has been named a Leading Lawyer by CincyBusiness magazine. He holds a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati (1980), an M.A. from the University of Hawaii (1972), and a B.A. from The Ohio State University (1970).


All Service Areas


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (1980)
  • University of Hawaii (1972)
  • The Ohio State University (1970)


  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • AV Peer Review Rating (LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell) Awarded
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member, Past Chair for Ohio

Community Involvement

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law Adjunct Professor of Law