About Michael

Here's my story.

 Michael McGuire is a writer and recent graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a Hardy Cross Dillard scholar and served as an executive editor of the Virginia Law Review. He was elected to the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10 percent of his law-school class.

Before law school, Michael worked as a marketing and design consultant and taught English in Seville, Spain. In 2013, Michael received a B.A. in journalism, Spanish and creative writing from Washington and Lee University, where he became a member of the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. There, he was also awarded the Landon B. Lane Memorial Scholarship in Journalism (2011) and the Todd Smith Fellowship (2012), funding an internship for a bilingual reporter interested in covering Latin America. He is also a 2012 and 2013 winner of George A. Mahan Awards for Creative Writing.

Some of his journalistic work, essays and commentary has been published in The Baltimore Sun, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Editor & Publisher magazine, The Miami Herald and its Spanish-language sister, El Nuevo Herald.

Michael has covered courtrooms in Washington, D.C., with legal reporter Toni Locy, author of Covering America’s Courts: a clash of rights. He has also workshopped creative writing with Jasmin Darznik, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Daughter: a memoir of my mother’s hidden life.

In 2011, Michael won a national cover contest sponsored by WEtv. The prize for this effort included a trip to meet seven-time Grammy Awardwinning singer Toni Braxton.