Telephone: (214)-937-3771​

​Fax: (214) 937-3770

Email: cmichael@hzlegal.com

Catherine M. Michael, J.D. 
Special Education Law 
Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC


Free Consultation

About the Attorney

Catherine M. Michael is licensed and practices throughout the state of Texas and Indiana.  She represents students and their families in a variety of educational matters including educational due process, Section 504 matters, expulsion, disciplinary issues, personal injury of children, private school issues as well as other civil rights and disability claims experienced by students.  She has worked exclusively in the area of special education and children’s rights for over 15 years. 

Her passion has led her to speak on topics regarding education law, such as student discipline, educational due process, the No Child Left Behind Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Section 504, and other special education student issues.   She is a long standing member of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), she has also appeared on television, radio, and in the news for her cases focused on special needs children or abuse in schools.  Catherine was an adjunct professor for the Nova Southeastern School of Law in Florida between 2005 - 2017, where she taught in the Education Law Master’s Program teaching Federal Legislation, Ethics for Educators, and working with educators on their Master’s Thesis.

In 2010 Ms. Michael was awarded The Honorable Viola J. Taliaferro Award for her admirable work in addressing the unmet legal needs of children.

Education

Robert McKinney School of Law, J.D.  2000
Western Washington University, B.A. Political Science 1995