Michael J. Wozniak is part of the burgeoning team at Kline & Specter that focuses on human trafficking and child and sexual abuse, a practice that has won many millions in recent years for the victims of these pernicious crimes.
Much of Wozniak’s prior experience makes him well suited for this endeavor as he worked prosecutors and judges in several jurisdictions before becoming working as a law clerk for more than a year and a half at Kline & Specter.
While a law clerk, among other things, he drafted a response in opposition to a motion for change of venue based on pre-trial publicity in a case filed against a Philadelphia motel owner and operator on behalf of a teenage girl who was enslaved and forced to perform sexual acts with men over a nearly two-year period. The court found for Kline & Specter’s client in the matter.
In other cases, Wozniak prepared responses for dispositive and non-dispositive motions and constructed complaints for cases ranging from wrongful termination to child sexual abuse.
Wozniak served as a judicial intern for U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni in the Southern District of New York and U.S. Circuit Judge Patty Shwartz with the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Newark, N.J.
He was also a student assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a summer intern with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, in Hauppauge, N.Y., jobs that helped hone oral and written advocacy skills used to better represent his current clients.
Wozniak was a top student both as an undergraduate and in law school. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University, where he graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society while also playing varsity baseball.
Wozniak attended Brooklyn Law School, graduating magna cum laude, earning a certificate with distinction in criminal law, and served as an editor for two years on the Brooklyn Law Review.
He won two scholarships at Brooklyn Law, served as a research assistant and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society.