Monday Profile: Michael R. Wolin

 By Jo Mathis

Legal News
Residence:  Jackson. Soon to be Ann Arbor.
What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving Day?
Getting a job in a great city like Ann Arbor.
My mother always told me …“Stand up straight.”      
What is your most treasured material possession?  A wooden chef statue which I received after retiring from working in a deli for four years.
What advice do you have for someone considering law school?  “Start doing legal internships as soon as possible and continue doing them every term.  Nobody’s ever left law school wishing they had less experience.”
Which things do you not like to do?  Clothes shopping.
At Thanksgiving dinner, would you rather talk politics,
religion or the weather?  The weather.
What would you say to your 16-year-old self?  “Get a haircut.”
If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?  Get rid of the designated hitter rule in American League baseball.
Must-see TV:  “Frasier.”
What’s your favorite animal?  Dogs.
What must be included in your Thanksgiving feast … 
or else?  Fresh cranberry salad.
What word do you overuse?  “Lovely.”
First gig: Grocery store bagger.
What’s one thing you would like to learn to do?  Speak a
 second language.
Michael Wolin was born and raised in Jackson, and graduated from Michigan State University in 2008 with a degree in political science and magna cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2013.  While in law school, he worked as a teaching assistant and private tutor and he hopes to someday return to law school as a professor.  Shortly after law school, Michael joined Tishkoff & Associates PLLC where he focuses primarily on  bankruptcy.
What is something most people don't know about you?
I’m a former competitive tap dancer.
If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be? Groucho Marx, Rik Mayall, and Jerry Seinfeld.
Favorite movie: “The Blues Brothers.”
What place won’t you return if you can help it?  Any store the day after Thanksgiving.
What do you drive? What would you drive if money were no object?  Honda Civic.  I like the looks of Infiniti’s SUVs.
Favorite law-related movie:   “Haiku Tunnel.”
Favorite place to spend money:   Amazon.
What is your motto?
“Coffee’s for closers.”
Where would you like to be when you're 90?  Living in a cabin in the woods.


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