Michael E. Carleton

Michael E. Carleton is an attorney in the firm’s Columbus office. He began his legal career with MDK as a file clerk and continued as a law clerk while a student at Capital University Law School. After graduation, Michael spent two years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, representing financial institutions in escalated and unusual creditor’s rights issues. When he returned to Columbus, he spent three years with a corporate litigation firm representing multi-jurisdictional clients. During the last 10-years, Michael has represented both creditors and debtors in foreclosure cases and brings a unique perspective to resolving tough issues for his clients. Additionally, Michael has presented on foreclosure law for the National Business Institute and mentored high school students from Cristo Rey, Columbus, interested in the legal profession. He is admitted to practice in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Illinois, as well as numerous federal courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Sixth Circuits.

  • Capital University Law School, J.D., 2006
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in History and Political Science, 2002
  • Order of the Curia
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Clermont County Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Foreclosure Law Update, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Mentor to high school student interested in legal profession