About Gareau

for Director of Law


The Director of Law is the lawyer to the City of North Olmsted’s Council, Administration and Boards and Commissions.

On Nov. 2nd, cast your ballot for committed and proven leadership in North Olmsted.

Vote for Experience and Commitment.

Michael R. Garaeu, Jr.

Michael is a life-long resident of the City of North Olmsted. He currently owns his own business in North Olmsted, The Gareau Law Firm, Co., L.P.A., where he is engaged in the general practice of law with his father, Michael, and twin brother David.

Michael is a graduate of St. Edward High School, The Ohio State University (B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in City and Regional Planning) and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is a 2006 Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where he traveled to study, among other things, government in Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, The Czech Republic and Germany

Michael and his wife Karla have three children: Jack, junior at The Ohio State University; William, senior at St. Edward; and Elizabth, freshman at St. Joseph Academy.