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About Michael Avery

Michael Avery is a Professor Emeritus at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was on the faculty for sixteen years. He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern and Boston College Law Schools. As a practicing lawyer, he represented clients in trials and on appeals in Connecticut and Massachusetts state courts and in federal courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court. 

Prof. Avery has had a lifelong appetite for learning and teaching. This took him to the University of Moscow as a young exchange student during the height of the Cold War, and to Bennington College at age seventy after retiring as a tenured professor from Suffolk Law School. At Bennington he received his M.F.A. degree and has since published a novel.


Yale College, B.A.

Yale Law School, LL.B.

University of Moscow, exchange student

Bennington College, M.F.A.

Strauss Institute, Pepperdine University, Mediating the Litigated Case


Handbook of Massachusetts Evidence, Mark Brodin and Michael Avery

Glannon Guide to Evidence, Michael Avery, Supplementary Text for Law Students

Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation, Michael Avery, David Rudovsky, Karen Blum, Jenifer Laurin

The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals, Michael Avery and Danielle McLaughlin

We Dissent: Talking Back to the Rehnquist Court, Michael Avery, ed.

The Cooperating Witness, a novel


Prof. Avery’s intellectual and emotional curiosity will help you bridge the divide that separates the parties in your case.

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