Michelle Rood
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EMAIL mrood@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.348.5741

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Michelle is an associate in our Tax and Benefits department. During law school, Michelle gained experience as a core tax intern at BDO, corporate law clerk at Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, and legal extern/intern for Justice William M. O’Neill at the Ohio Supreme Court. She also served as a press intern for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and as a district office intern for the late Congressman Steven LaTourette. 

Prior to law school, Michelle worked as a legislative assistant for the American Jewish Committee and as a staff/research assistant for The Brookings Institution’s Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform.  
Michelle earned a J.D., from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2016, an M.B.A. from Monte Ahuja College of Business and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Judaic Studies from the University of Miami in 2008.


Admissions - State

  • Ohio


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
  • Monte Ahuja College of Business
  • University of Miami

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award
  • Carl Glickman Award for Academic Excellence in the J.D./M.B.A. program

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Cuyahoga County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs program

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