Attorney Michael C. Bivona is a member of both the Connecticut and New York State Bars. Since joining the Firm in November of 2013, Michael has been involved an array of the Firm’s practice areas, including criminal defense, civil litigation, employment law, appellate law, and administrative hearings in both Connecticut and New York. Michael regularly appears in Connecticut’s criminal courts and serves as the co-chair of the Firm’s Property Crimes, Restraining Order and DMV Practice Groups.
In addition to his practice, Michael is a candidate for an LL.M. (Masters of Law) in Trial Advocacy from the Temple University School of Law. Michael is also a coach of Quinnipiac University School of Law’s award winning mock trial program.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Quinnipiac University in 2010. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor – magna cum laude – with an honors concentration in Criminal Law and Advocacy from the Quinnipiac University School of Law. Michael was the recipient of the Arnold J. Bai Award for Outstanding Promise in Litigation, an award given to a graduating student who is chosen by the law school faculty. While in law school, Michael served as the Executive Vice President for the Mock Trial Honor Society. He was also a member of the regional championship team at the 2012 Quinnipiac Law / ABA Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, winning the prestigious Best Overall Advocate award.
Prior to joining the firm as attorney in 2013, Michael worked as an intern at the Law Offices of Mark Sherman during the academic year and Summer of 2012. He also served as an intern for the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office.