Michael Lockman

Michael Lockman
Associate

(615) 434-7004

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Michael Lockman is an Associate in the Nashville office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland.  He received his J.D. with High Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and his B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago.

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Michael Lockman is an Associate in the Nashville office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland.  He received his J.D. with High Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and his B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago.

Michael represents clients in matters involving breach of contract, fraud, discrimination, retaliation, and civil and human rights.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate at a boutique litigation firm in New York City, where his practice involved commercial litigation and arbitration.  Previously, Michael clerked for the Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Before his clerkship, Michael was a litigation associate at a large law firm in New York City.

As a law student, Michael served as Comments Editor on The University of Chicago Law Review and as a student attorney with the Mental Health Advocacy Clinic, where he represented forensic patients as well as prisoners seeking mental health treatment.  For his work, Michael received the Edwin F. Mandel Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Clinical Education Program.  Prior to law school, Michael worked as a translator overseas.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2016, with High Honors
  • Comments Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
  • B.A., University of Chicago, 2007, with Honors

Clinics

  • Mental Health Advocacy Clinic

Clerkship

  • Honorable Jay S. Bybee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Bar Admissions*

  • *Admitted to practice law in New York only; practicing under the supervision of Kevin Sharp in Tennessee.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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