Michael Wilchesky is an associate with the firm specializing in civil litigation. His practice focuses on civil sexual and institutional abuse and misconduct claims, Aboriginal rights litigation, employment law, mortgage enforcement, and commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Rochon Genova, Michael practiced at an international law firm in New York primarily in the areas of corporate finance and commercial law and subsequently at a boutique law firm in Toronto in the areas of construction law, employment law, and commercial litigation.
Michael obtained his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2005 and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008. While attending law school, Michael worked as a division leader for the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme in the Youth & Education and Employment Law divisions where he represented clients at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Toronto Small Claims Court, and the Ontario criminal courts.
Michael was called to the New York State Bar in March of 2009 and to the Ontario Bar in February of 2010.
Community Involvement & Interests
Michael has always placed a strong emphasis on volunteering in the community in various capacities. Since his call to the bar, Michael has applied his legal skills and training by volunteering as duty counsel at the Toronto Small Claims Court, as a coach and judge for student mock trial competitions, and as a lawyer for the Law Society's free Lawyer Referral Service.
In his spare time, Michael plays a variety of sports. His favourites include tennis, basketball, and golf. Michael also enjoys travelling and learning about other cultures and he tries to take advantage of these opportunities whenever they arise.
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