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Michael Houghton


Michael was born in Chestnut Hill, and attended Conestoga High School. After being graduated from Conestoga, Michael attended Elon College in North Carolina for two years where he studied computer science and political science. He then transferred to American University in Washington, D.C., where he attained a B.A. in Political Science.

After being accepted into Widener Law School, Michael interned for the Hon. Edward G. Rendell during the summer of his first year in law school. He helped manage the electronic voter database for Gov. Rendell’s successful reelection.

During his third year at Widener Law School, Michael was Certified as a Legal Intern for the Chester County District Attorney by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. During that time he was assigned to several different Magisterial District Courts, charged with the responsibility of prosecuting preliminary hearings and summary trials. Additionally, Michael conducted summary appeals and violation of probation hearings.

After passing the bar in Pennsylvania, Michael started his own solo practice. He handled general legal matters with an emphasis on criminal defense, family law, consumer law and bankruptcy. And he brings his passion for criminal defense to the Ciccarelli Law Offices

Michael is, and has been, a proud resident of Chester County Pennsylvania and is eager to bring his enthusiastic love for the law to his hometown.

In his free time, Michael loves to travel, play golf, and is a proud fan of all Philadelphia sports teams.