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Michael C. Arena

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Michael earned his J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, Mike competed in the Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition, taking home the top honor for Best Brief. He was also a member of the UB Law Trial Team and competed in mock trial competitions against other law schools from across the country. Mike interned with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Erie County Surrogate’s Court.

Did you know? Prior to law school, Mike earned his B.A. in Journalism cum laude from St. Bonaventure University and worked as an on-air television news reporter with Spectrum News Buffalo for five years. 


  • University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Best Brief Award, Charles S. Desmond Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Trial Team
  • St. Bonaventure University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admission

  • New York

Past Positions

  • Erie County Surrogate’s Court – Intern
  • Erie County District Attorney’s Office – Intern

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County