Michelle N. Eiler

Michelle Eiler

Michelle N. Eiler was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated magna cum laude from Ohio University, receiving a B.S. in Journalism and minor in psychology. Before attending law school, Michelle was the Criminal Deputy Clerk at South Euclid Municipal Court. At the municipal court, assisting the public with criminal and traffic cases ignited her passion to advocate for the accused. Michelle then attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where her interest in social justice and serving the public solidified. While there, she was a member of the National Moot Court Team, technology and staff editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and served as President of the Public Interest Law Foundation. She also gained experience representing clients in Franklin County Municipal Court through the Criminal Defense Clinic.

Michelle believes in an aggressive and thorough defense for all of her clients. She is known for being a vigorous advocate both in the courtroom and through her strong writing style. Michelle recognizes that the legal system can be intimidating and will ensure that her clients fully understand each proceeding. She remains in close contact with clients from the start through completion of their cases.

Outside of practicing law, Michelle is an avid sports fan, volunteers at the Capital Area Humane Society, and loves to travel.

Ohio University, B.S. Journalism, minor psychology, magna cum laude
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.

Associate Attorney, Scott & Nolder Co., LPA
Law Clerk, Scott & Nolder Co., LPA
Felony Law Clerk, Franklin County Public Defender
Legal Intern, Ohio Public Defender Wrongful Conviction Project
Legal Extern, Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit

Bar Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Law School Honors and Awards
Public Service Fellow with the Dean’s Highest Honors
Dean’s Special Award for Leadership
The Joshua Dressler Award for Excellence in Criminal Law
Best Brief, Moritz College of Law Herman Moot Court Competition

Associations and Affiliations
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
American Civil Liberties Union
Women Lawyers of Franklin County
American Constitution Society


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