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Michael York is a nationally recognized litigator and a Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist.

Mike also chairs the VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and serves on the Budget and Finance Committee. He previously served on the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, which issues qualified and well-qualified ratings for lawyers aspiring to federal and Virginia appellate judgeships. Mike was elected to three terms as a member of Bar Council serving the 19th judicial circuit representing Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church. He was selected as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and serves on its Continuing Legal Education Committee. Mike also is a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Before opening his law firm, York was an investigative reporter and covered federal courts for The Washington Post. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame and was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as president of his law school class. He and his wife, Becky Todd York, have three grown children and two grandchildren. Mike, who has a commercial pilot’s license, volunteers as a docent for the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum.

Mike also is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, Virgin Islands bar, Old Dominion Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the Northern Neck Bar Association, and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.




Meeting serious legal challenges requires exacting analysis and substantial experience, but often that is not enough. The most difficult situations demand creativity, innovation and new ideas, both in the courthouse and in the court of public opinion. Success can often depend on how well the legal team builds a bridge to a larger audience.

Michael York focuses his legal practice on high-profile litigation, government investigations and regulatory challenges. He delivers immediate assistance to corporations and individuals in crisis and through advance strategic planning.

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