Michael Ponder, Law Clerk

Office: 678.424.1380
Email: lawclerk2@theemploymentlawsolution.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-ponder-ii-2ab0021b4/


  • 3L, Southern University Law Center, J.D. Candidate, May 2023
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, Albany State University (2012)

Michael Ponder is a 3L at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA. He is native of Savannah, Georgia. Prior to law school Michael pursued a career in law enforcement and held several positions including Correctional Officer, DUI Court Probation Officer, and Juvenile Probation Officer. Michael currently serves as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. Michael plans to take the Georgia Bar after graduation next Spring and then return to Georgia to continue his legal career.

Select Memberships:

  • Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, International
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons

Select Accolades:

  • Gate City Bar Association Summer Associate Program (2022)
  • Cali Award Recipient (Advanced Legal Writing and Civil Property)(2022)
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association (National Trial Competition Participant) (2022)

Select Positions Held:

  • United State Army Reserves- Signal Officer (2018)
  • Low-Income Taxpayer Law Clinic – Student Attorney
  • The Employment Law Solution – Summer Associate (2022)
  • Atlanta Judicial Circuit Office of Public Defender – Intern (2021)
  • Southern University Trial Advocacy Board – Vice President
  • Board of Student Advisor – Teaching Assistant (Family Law and Criminal Law)