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Michael J. Podolsky


Michael J. Podolsky

Michael J. Podolsky is a member whose areas of practice are commercial and business litigation, covenants not to compete, trade secrets and construction law.


Michael was a law clerk for the Honorable David A. Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.  He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Michigan, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of Ohio.


Before law school, Michael was employed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where his job included developing guidelines for assessing the economic impact of new regulations on small governments and businesses, the use of economic incentives to influence waste disposal and recycling and providing economic analytical assistance to regulatory program offices.  He has published articles in numerous journals, including the Case Western Reserve University Law Review, Urban Lawyer, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Contemporary Economic Policy and Public Works Management and Policy.


Michael is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Toledo Bar Association.  He is also a past President of Congregation B’nai Israel.



  • Ohio (2002)
  • Michigan (2011)



  • Case Western Reserve, J.D., 2002
  • University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Management and Policy, 1994
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Energy and Environmental Management and Policy, 1993

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