michael mcauliffe

author of debut novel No Truth Left to Tell

Michael McAuliffe

Michael McAuliffe has been a practicing lawyer for over 30 years. He was a federal prosecutor serving both as an assistant US attorney in the Southern District of Florida and an honors program trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. 

In 2008, Michael was elected and served as the state attorney for Palm Beach County until 2012, leading an office of over 120 prosecutors. As state attorney, he was a driving force for ethics reforms in Palm Beach County, fought public corruption, and used his office's enforcement powers to reduce the plague of pill mills in the community.

He also has been a partner at a major national law firm, a global company's general counsel, a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University School of Law, and an adjunct professor at William & Mary's School of Law. Early in his career, he was a Civic Education Project (CEP) fellow and visiting professor of law in the Czech Republic. While a visiting law professor, Michael advised members of the Czech parliament and also the Office of the President on legal reform issues.

Aside from the law and writing, Michael is an alpine mountaineer, having climbed and reached the summits of Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro (with his eldest daughter), Island Peak in the Himalaya, and many other mountains in the Rockies, the Cascades, and the Andes.

​He received his juris doctor (JD) from the College of William & Mary Law School and his BBA from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Michael and his wife Robin, a US district judge, have three children and live in Florida and Massachusetts. 

No Truth Left To Tell is Michael's first novel.