Michael Alvarez was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University before attending the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. In law school, Michael held externships with both the Maricopa County Public Defender and the Maricopa County Legal Defender. Michael also held a judicial externship with Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Roland Steinle III.
Michael’s clinical experience in law school includes the Post-Conviction Clinic which works closely with the Arizona Justice Project. Michael was an Iowa Caucus Organizing Fellow for a presidential campaign while studying for the Arizona Bar Exam. Michael joined the ASU Alumni Law Group because he believes in the idea of a teaching law firm, and recognizes the valuable experience it provides for a new attorney.