Michael Danon represents financial institutions in complex commercial and real estate litigation cases, as well as assisting clients in other defense litigation and regulatory matters.

Before entering private practice, Michael served as a prosecutor at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office as a line prosecutor and Deputy Chief of Trials. Michael conducted over thirty major crime jury trials and mentored the next generation of courtroom advocates and attorneys. Michael additionally worked in the Appellate Division, where he handled appeals and writs. He has argued before the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal and Louisiana Supreme Court on a wide range of evidentiary, statutory, and constitutional issues.

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Michael’s civil defense litigation practice focused on Louisiana first-party property bad faith claims, Hurricane Laura, Delta and Ida litigation, construction defect, labor and employment, and insurance coverage.

At Hinshaw, Michael's extensive trial experience and appellate advocacy gives corporate clients invaluable insights and strategies to help achieve their objectives.

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association - New Orleans Chapter
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
    • CALI Award in "Appellate Writing"


Michael lives in New Orleans with his wife Kristen and their daughter Maeve, and "attempts" to play rugby when he can.


J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2011

B.A., History, Whitman College, 2003