MICHAEL DEUTSCH

MICHAEL DEUTSCH

Partner, People's Law Office of Chicago
Michael Deutsch is a partner in the People's Law Office of Chicago, and has been defending political activists and militants for over 40 years. His clients have included the Attica Prisoners, Puerto Rican Independentistas, those active in the Black Liberation Movement, and anti-war protesters. He was the lawyer for Palestinian-American Muhammad Salah who was tortured by the Israeli security police (Shin Bet) and yet acquitted in 2007 in U.S. Federal Court of RICO conspiracy charges. Mr. Salah, a U.S. citizen, was a listed as a "special designated terrorist," and was finally de-listed after 17 years in response to litigation. 

Mr. Salah's case is documented in a two-part article appearing in the Journal of Palestine Studies (2008). Mr. Deutsch is presently representing U.S. based Palestinian organizer Hatem Abudayyeh, executive director of the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN), who has has been under investigation by the U.S. Government for over two years.