Attorney Michael Kachelries of Austintown joins Community Legal Aid’s Youngstown Office
Youngstown, Ohio -- Attorney Michael Kachelries recently joined Community Legal Aid Services where he will serve Legal Aid clients in Youngstown’s Taft Promise Neighborhood. As a staff attorney for Legal Aid’s Neighborhood Law Project – designed to breathe new life into the 40-block area surrounding Taft Avenue – Kachelries says he look forward to providing community members with legal advice and representation and assisting them through educational and outreach programs.
“I always had a calling to serve. It’s the reason I joined the Army,” says Kachelries, describing his service as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Before he entered law school at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law where he graduated in 2017, Kachelries spent three years on intermittent active duty orders, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Kachelries, who earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Youngstown State University, most recently worked as a civil legal fellow for Student Legal Services Inc. at OSU. There, he assisted attorneys in representing students in landlord/tenant and consumer legal matters. Earlier, Kachelries served as a law clerk for the Franklin County Public Defenders Office and Grassbaugh Veterans Project through which he assisted military veterans with civil issues.
Kachelries lives in Austintown with his wife and four children.