Solicitor General, Wisconsin Department of Justice
Misha Tseytlin became Wisconsin Solicitor General in December 2015. Tseytlin previously served as General Counsel in the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in litigation challenging unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful overreach by the Federal Government. Prior to joining General Patrick Morrissey’s staff in West Virginia, Tseytlin was as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he handled high profile litigation cases throughout the United States.
Tseytlin graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University Law School in 2006, where he received the Francis E. Lucey Award for having the highest grade point average in his class. At Georgetown, Tseytlin served as the president of the student chapter of the Federalist Society and was the articles editor of the Georgetown Law Review. Tseytlin received his B.A. from Amherst College, magna cum laude.
Tseytlin’s distinguished resume includes a clerkship for United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Additionally, he clerked, for the Honorable Janice Rodgers Brown on the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C. and the Honorable Alex Kozinski on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, CA.