MICHAEL RINARD II [email protected] EDUCATION University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH. Juris Doctor, May 2003 Honors & Activities: Board of Trustees Full Scholarship Dean’s List CALI Award – Top “A” in Trial Advocacy SBA Fellowship Grant Recipient Akron Trial Advocacy Team ATLA National Trial Team Advocate 2008 Nominee for Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar (Criminal Defense Bar) Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS. Bachelor of Science, Education Communication; Minor: English, 1998 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology; Minor: Sociology, 1995 Honors & Activities Joe Skubitz Scholarship, Debate Scholarship, Dept. Scholarship Top 10 Outstanding Senior Forensics/Debate National Qualifier Forensics/Debate Kansas State Finalist WORK EXPERIENCE Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Kansas City, MO. Staff Attorney, 2003 – Present Domestic Unit: (2003-2004) Handled Orders of Protection, Negotiated Child Custody and Child Support Issues, Handled All Hearings. Municipal Unit: (2004 – 2010) Represented Clients with Criminal Charges from Arraignment to Trial; Consulted Clients; Negotiated Plea Agreements; Handled Probation Violation Hearings; Handled Appellate Cases. Managing Attorney, St. Joseph Office, 2010 – Present Responsible for Grant Compliance; Supervision of 10 Staff Members; Community Outreach; Represent Victims of Domestic Violence in Divorce/Paternity proceedings. Akron City Prosecutor’s Office, Akron, OH. Legal Intern, 2002-2003 Handled Pre-Trial Work for Criminal Cases; Individually Tried Over 40 Cases in Traffic Court; Prepared Appellate Briefs on Civil and Criminal Cases. Lamar High School, Lamar, MO. High School Teacher, 1998 – 2000 Taught High School English, Speech, Debate, Theater, and Literature. Coached the Forensics/Debate Team.