Apr 23, 2024

Flannery | Georgalis Adds Former AUSA in Expanding Columbus Office

Columbus, Ohio (April 23, 2024) Flannery | Georgalis is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Hunter as a Partner in the Firm’s growing Columbus office. Mike joins the Firm after 15 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Ohio, where he served as Deputy Criminal Chief and an Assistant U.S. Attorney.

“We are excited and honored to have Mike join our Firm,” said Paul Flannery, Co-Founder. “He has a well-deserved reputation for excellence among prosecutors, the judiciary, and the defense bar.  His addition furthers our targeted growth strategy of building an unmatched team of former prosecutors, special agents, and talented litigators.”

As an AUSA in Columbus, Ohio, Mike led the Office’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and Project Safe Childhood initiative. He directed countless investigations of joint federal and state task forces involving numerous government agencies. Mike has tried dozens of cases to verdict, appeared in every courtroom in the District, and argued scores of appeals before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“As we continue to add to our bench in Ohio, Mike’s notable experience and highly-regarded reputation in the courts and legal community will be invaluable to our clients,” said Matt Jalandoni, Columbus Partner-in-Charge. “His talent as a litigator and his impressive investigative skills make him a perfect fit for the Firm and our Office.  We have no doubt he will quickly become a “go to” litigator in Central and Southern Ohio and beyond.”

Prior to his work in the Southern District, Mike also served as an AUSA in the District of Columbia, the largest U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country, and was a federal law clerk for the Honorable John R. Fisher on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  During law school, Mike gained invaluable defense experience working for a prominent boutique criminal defense firm in Cleveland.

Mike proudly served on active duty for eight years as a U.S. Air Force security policeman and criminal investigator, including serving in Operation Desert Storm.  He received several awards for his military service, including two Air Force Commendation Medals, an Air Force Achievement Medal, and a Joint-Service Achievement Medal.

Flannery | Georgalis focuses on sensitive matters and complex investigations, disputes, and litigation. Founded in 2017 by two former federal prosecutors, the Firm has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and Detroit. F | G’s Team of former federal and state prosecutors and former federal special agents routinely help individual and corporate clients with complex criminal and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies and regulators. The Firm also assists clients on asset protection and wealth security by providing a full range of trust and estate planning and administration and trust and estate litigation services.