Michael A. Klausler

Michael A. Klausler

Michael A. Klausler

Firm Administrator | Paralegal
Seattle, Washington

Michael is a Firm Administrator with over 10 years of diverse experience that spans the public and private sector. His expertise lies in legal research, finance, business and organizational strategy, and policy analysis. His experience and notable accomplishments include: providing strategic planning and consulting to the Cities of Rochester, NY and Goleta, CA, winning a Department of Justice case competition at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, performing budgetary analysis for Shell Oil, clerking for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in Olympia, and serving as the Deputy Director for Hillary Clinton’s Central New York Senate Office preceding her Secretary of State appointment.

Michael earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his M.P.A. from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Currently, he is pursuing his J.D. part-time at Seattle University School of Law’s Evening Program. Michael enjoys kayaking, trapshooting, watching college sports (particularly football and lacrosse), and trying new restaurants and wineries in the greater Seattle area.


  • Seattle University School of Law
    • Candidate, Juris Doctor (2021)
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management
    • M.B.A., Finance, Strategy, and Accounting
  • Maxwell School, Syracuse University
    • M.P.A., Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • B.A., Philosophy
      • Distinction in the Major
      • Honors
    • B.A., Law & Society
      • Honors

Previously Held Employment

  • Legal Intern, Oak Street Law Group, 2018 - 2019
  • Law Clerk, Washington State Attorney General's Office, 2018
  • Financial Analyst, Shell Oil Company, 2017
  • Firm Administrator (Interim), Law Office of Donald DeSimone, 2015 - 2017
  • Financial Analyst, Robert Half International, 2010 - 2014
  • Deputy Director, United States Senate, Central New York Office of Senator Hillary Clinton, 2007 -2009

Volunteer Experience

  • Board Member, Ventura College Foundation, 2014-2016
  • Head Coach, City of Santa Clarita Youth Sports (Minor One Flag Football), 2016