Michael Mierau is an attorney with The Law Offices of John P. Mahoney, a legal firm specializing in the representation of federal employees. With 22 years of experience as an attorney and nearly three decades of service in the United States Army, he represents clients on a wide range of employment matters, including claims of discrimination, misconduct, performance-based adverse action appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), administrative misconduct investigations, prohibited personnel practice complaints, and whistleblower retaliation claims.
Having served as a senior litigation attorney on behalf of the Army and as an attorney for the government against employees, Michael brings valuable insight from both sides of the courtroom to serve federal employees now. “I once represented the government against employees. Now I do the opposite because it’s important to me to represent those people making sacrifices for our country and provide them with the best legal advice they could have,” he shares.
Michael joined the firm in 2019, after retiring from the Army, for precisely this reason—to be part of a practice with a stellar reputation for representing people who devote themselves daily to working for our country. “John Mahoney’s firm is highly rated nationally for representing federal employees. John has built a wonderful reputation for its expert ability to practice in that area,” he explains. Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as an attorney for both the Army and for two large law firms in Cleveland, Ohio. While in the Army, he served as chief of the Army’s litigation division, in charge of all civil litigation. Prior to that role, he was senior attorney for a combat division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, responsible for 120 legal personnel. He was deployed to Afghanistan, where he served as senior attorney in charge of the national support element, and served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Michael received his law degree magna cum laude from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1998, where he served on the Moot Court Board of Governors and the Law Review. He holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Laws in Military Law from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Akron.
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