Michael McCarthy joined the Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project in 2016. Mike serves as the organization’s Executive Director and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Project’s operations.
Mike is a Columbus native and a graduate of St. Charles Preparatory School, the University of Dayton, and the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is the managing member of a small law firm based in Columbus.
While not running OMVLAP or practicing law, Mike is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve and currently serves as the Commanding Officer of 3d Battalion, 25th Marines headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio. He has more than 20 years of active and reserve service, primarily in infantry and anti-terrorism units.