Michael Bannon


Michael Bannon is an Associate at Anapol Weiss, where he represents victims of medical malpractice, defective medical products, and other torts. He also represents immigrants seeking asylum and protection from deportation.

Michael is passionate about ensuring patient access to quality healthcare. Before joining Anapol Weiss, Michael represented abortion providers and patients challenging West Virginia’s abortion bans after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. He has also defended victims of medical abuse at a Georgia immigration detention center. Michael helped spearhead the Oldaker v. Giles emergency litigation that prevented the deportation of a woman who exposed sexual and medical malpractice at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC). He also helped organize a mass release program at ICDC based on a court order protecting immigrants from unlawful detention during Covid-19. These efforts supported the tireless work of more than 30 women in immigration detention, eventually leading the Department of Homeland Security to shut down ICDC in Spring 2021.

Michael earned his law degree from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for academic excellence. He also received the Parker School Recognition of Achievement for his studies in international law.

Michael is fluent in Spanish and works closely with our clients who speak Spanish as their first language. In his free time, Michael volunteers as a medical interpreter in Philadelphia and in Chulucanas, Peru.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., New York, NY
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (three years)
    • Parker School Recognition of Achievement (study of international law)
    • American Review of International Arbitration, Production Officer
    • Society for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Policy Chair
    • Research Assistant to Professor George Bermann in international arbitration
  • Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service
    • B.S.F.S. in International Economics, cum laude, Washington, DC


“International Arbitration and Political Legitimacy,” chapter in Pro-Arbitration Revisited: A Tribute to Professor George Bermann from his Students Over the Years, ed. Elora Farias et al. (2023)


  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York