Michael Carter is a deputy defender at the Federal Community Defender Office in Detroit where he represents indigent clients charged in federal court in all phases of criminal cases. He is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School and the University of Michigan where he received a B.A. in English. Prior to joining the Federal Community Defender Office, he served as a Staff Attorney for four years in the trial division with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. While there, he represented adults and juveniles charged with serious felonies ranging from armed robberies to homicides. Following law school, Michael worked as an associate attorney for the Law Office of John A. Shea, where he represented clients in civil and criminal matters.
Michael currently sits on the ACLU of Michigan Board of Directors and is a member of the ACLU Lawyers Committee, the Federal Bar Association Diversity Committee, and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM). As a member of CDAM Michael has lectured on various topics ranging from Fourth and Fifth Amendment litigation, cross-examination, and bail hearings.