Michael J. Class


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Michael is an associate with Black McCuskey and focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, labor & employment, and business law.

While attending The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Michael worked as a Civil Division Clerk for the Columbus City Attorney, Zach Klein. In addition, he was the Staff Editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law and was a Moot Court competition participant that qualified for the Texas Young Lawyers Association National Championship. During law school, Michael volunteered his time as a mock trial coach for The Ohio State University undergraduate team. Upon graduation, Michael was named a member of The Order of the Barristers for demonstrating exceptional skill in trial advocacy. Michael was a summer associate at Black McCuskey in 2019.

Prior to law school, Michael graduated magna cum laude and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Psychology from The Ohio State University where he also minored in Economics. He was a Captain and Vice President of the mock trial team and received the All-American Award. During this time, he was a Policy Page for the Ohio House of Representatives.

A Stark County native, Michael resides in Massillon and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Stark County Bar Association. He serves as a consultant for The Ohio State University mock trial team.