Mike Fredrickson, Esq.

Bio Pic Mike-01Mike received his BA, magna cum laude with departmental honors in English from Macalester College in 1967. That same year, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and a Danforth Fellowship. From 1967 to 1969, he studied English language and literature at Jesus College, Oxford. After year of further graduate studies at the University of Toronto, he became an English instructor at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada. After leaving academia in 1972, he spent five years as a subsistence farmer in New Brunswick, while working at a number of jobs, including auto mechanic, lumberjack, university extension teacher, and bookkeeper. In 1977 he returned to Minnesota, where he performed in bars and coffeehouses before founding a singing telegram business, which eventually established offices in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Cincinnati. He personally delivered more than 2,000 individualized singing telegrams over the next two years.

Proceeds from his business paid his tuition at Harvard Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 1982 and was elected an editor of the law review. After law school he clerked for the Hon. George E. MacKinnon of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. From 1983 to 1989, he was a litigation associate at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow. From 1989 until his retirement in 2017, he served as general counsel to the Board of Bar Overseers, the Massachusetts agency that regulates the legal profession. Following his retirement, he formalized his longtime association with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers by taking a part-time position as outreach coordinator for LCL support groups throughout the Commonwealth.

Mike can be reached at (617) 482-9600 or at michael@lclma.org.

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