Michael Torney studies law at Washington University in St. Louis.
In Michael Torney’s most recent role as an intern for the Investor Protection Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s office, he checked the citations for memoranda and letters and drafted memoranda on different topics such as attorney fees in class action lawsuits and contract claims. Michael Torney accomplished these and other professional tasks while studying for his Juris Doctor, which he plans to obtain in 2013. Mr. Torney remains in the top third of his law class at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has also earned a spot on the dean’s list in 2010, a role in the school’s negotiation competition, and a membership to the Phi Alpha Delta Executive Board, which he serves as the Public Service Co-Chair.
After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor’s degree in Government in 2009, Michael Torney accepted a role at the Law Offices of Edward J. Bilinkas, Esq. Mr. Torney served this office as a law clerk, a position in which he was charged with duties such as consulting with opposing counsel, co-counsel, experts, and clients. Mr. Torney also held responsibilities that included conducting legal research for upcoming trials, interviewing clients and witnesses, and assisting with direct and cross-examination techniques in the courtroom.
Additionally, Torney has held roles with the Federal Public Defenders Office and the New Jersey Attorney General. Outside of his professional life, Mr. Torney enjoys hobbies like watching football and baseball, playing golf and piano, and scuba diving.