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Michaela’s Contact Information

304.720.9003 Tel
304.345.0260 Fx


Michaela’s Secretary

Jill Dye


Michaela Cloutier is an associate in Flaherty’s Charleston office, where she is a member of our complex tort and product liability practice group. Before serving as a summer associate in our office, Michaela spent a year learning about the ins and outs of litigation from a judge’s perspective as a judicial intern. She brings this knowledge to every motion and document filed on behalf of a client, writing for a judicial audience by highlighting the facts and law that would most concern a judge.

“I consistently choose to invest time on the front end in researching the potential outcomes of litigation, helping clients to avoid unnecessary expenses and risk later. I love that I can leverage my judicial experience and English background to improve the clarity and persuasiveness of my writing.”

Michaela enjoys baking in her spare time and reading historical fiction, primarily focused on the medieval period.


  • Juris Doctor, Penn State Dickinson Law (2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Yale University (2018)

Awards & Honors

  • CALI Award in Advanced Persuasion
  • CALI Award in International Law
  • Penn State Dickinson Dean’s Fellow