Michael J. West

Michael J. West

Washington, D.C.

Email michael.west@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 8872

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Michael West focuses on appellate litigation and complex motions in the federal district courts.

Through his active pro bono practice, Michael has experience litigating civil rights and post-conviction cases in state and federal courts.

While in law school, Michael was a member of the Virginia Law Review, won the Bracewell Best Brief Award, and earned first place in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2017 Religious Liberty Writing Competition for his Note, Waiving the Ministerial Exception. After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a degree in political economy, Michael spent two years working as an associate at a federal consulting firm.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2018

B.A., Georgetown University, magna cum laude, 2013


Member, D.C. Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

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