Michael Burkhart graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1997. Vanderbilt was, and remains, one of the top law schools in the Country.
Michael studied Criminal Defense from the minute he arrived at Vanderbilt. Most students at the top law schools want to get into a business firm, but Michael was one of the few students who wanted to protect the Constitution and the Rights guaranteed to the people.
He interned at the Juvenile Court and the Davidson County Attorney’s Office before getting a paid position at the Federal Public Defender’s Office before he even graduated from law school.
Michael Burkhart is an Arizona native. He grew up in Tempe on the border with Mesa and graduated from Dobson High School in 1990. While at Dobson High, Michael Burkhart was a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholar award.
His academic excellence continued at the University of Arizona where he earned a scholarship from the School of Business and Public Administration for his achievement as a Criminal Justice major.
Michael was the outstanding senior in among Criminal Justice majors in 1994 and was a finalist for the Outstanding Senior in the College of Business and Public Administration.
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