Michael J. Zavatsky

In Memoriam Cincinnati
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Michael worked in the Employment and Labor Relations practice, led the Immigration and Citizenship practice, and had broad civil litigation experience. He was a former adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he taught Immigration Law. Michael was 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 served on the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He was listed in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who In America, Ohio Super Lawyers, and was 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).


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  • 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

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Past Chair, Ohio Chapter

Community Involvement

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law

    Former Adjunct Professor, Law