Michael “Mike” Kavanagh began his civilian practice after his retirement from the US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps). Mike graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Based on his academic success and achievements in the US Army ROTC program, Mike graduated as a Distinguished Military Student and Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Quartermaster Corps. After his Officer Basic Course at Fort Lee, VA, Mike was stationed in Germany with deployments to both Bulgaria and Romania for operations in support of NATO’s Kosovo Forces. While in Germany, Mike was awarded a place in the distinguished US Army Funded Legal Education Program which brought him to law school at the College of William and Mary Law School. After law school graduation Mike went on to a series of jobs in the JAG Corps including serving as a Trial Counsel (Prosecutor), Senior Defense Counsel, two assignments as the Chief of a Claims Division, TRADOC HQ’s Chief of the Administrative and Civil Law Division and Chief of the Military Law Division, and a Legal Assistance Attorney. Mike believes it the duty of every attorney to provide assistance to those in need which is why he represents multiple Veterans and active duty service members on a pro bono basis. Mike enjoys spending time with his twin sons Daniel and Matthew and his aging English Bulldog, Puerquito.
Mike is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a member in Good Standing of the bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court.