Michael R. Tontillo

Law Clerk
A native Cincinnatian, Mike left home after high school to attend the University of Alabama. In addition to the many football tailgates, Mike spent much of his time in the pool as a member of the University’s swim team and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Education.

Following his undergraduate studies, Mike moved back to Cincinnati and taught elementary school for a short time before deciding to make the transition into law. Wanting to stay in Ohio, he applied early-decision to The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, who admitted him to the class of 2021 and awarded him a full-tuition scholarship. While there, Mike has participated in Moot Court, where he won 2nd place for Best Brief in his school’s 1L competition. He also worked with Ohio State’s Truancy Mediation Program and is a member of the Education Law Society.

Leaning toward a career in civil litigation, Mike was drawn to KWW not only for its obvious compatibility with his future aspirations, but also for its close-knit environment and the clear emphasis it places on community. He is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to spend his summer in Akron and looks forward to working alongside and learning from the many hard-working and dedicated professionals employed here.

Mike is an Eagle Scout and is also a fervent supporter of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He has also been known to spend his free time watching the NBA, playing online chess, drinking craft beer, and taking bar trivia a little too seriously.

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