Profile

Michael Barfield is an associate attorney who knows how to assist clients facing an array of litigation issues. Beginning his practice with a Washington, D.C. law firm in its criminal and Qui Tam practice groups, he quickly amassed experience protecting clients from white-collar criminal charges, litigating matters under the False Claims Acts, and assisting in the recovery of millions of dollars connected to fraudulent contractor claims. Barfield then became a Supervising Attorney, and later Senior Counsel, for the D.C. Law Students in Court Program. A legal clinic structured around legal representation for low-income clients utilizing law students, he taught students and oversaw hundreds of legal matters for clients ranging from criminal defense to Civil Protection Orders. Before coming to Drake Loeb, he successfully leveraged his experience by opening his own Washington, D.C. law firm concentrating on criminal defense and complex civil litigation; in fact, he was selected by the D.C. Superior Court and Public Defender Service to train attorneys on pretrial litigation and motions practice.

Barfield will utilize his knowledge to assist our clients in all phases of litigation, primarily involving general liability as well as municipality and school district defense matters centered on civil rights claims, police misconduct, premises liability, automobile accidents, and general negligence.

Professional Affiliations

New York Bar Association

Community Activities

Founder, George Washington District Record Sealing Service Pro Bono Program

Notable

  • Federal Circuit Bar Journal, The George Washington University Law School
  • Co-Founder, GW Political Law Studies Initiative
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Skills Board, The George Washington University Law School
  • Member, Rutgers University Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honors Society
  • Varsity Oarsman, Rutgers University Lightweight Crew Team

Admissions

  • 2017, New York
  • 2014, New Jersey
  • 2014, District of Columbia
  • 2016, United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

Rutgers University, B.A., cum laude, 2006

The George Washington University Law School, J.D. 2013

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