Michael Piluso

Michael J. Piluso
Michael J. PilusoSenior Litigation Attorney

Senior Litigation Attorney, Michael J. Piluso

Michael Piluso began his career in private practice, managing cases ranging from domestic relations to criminal and traffic law, debt settlement, estate planning, bankruptcy, and personal injury. From June 2003 until December 2017, Mike had the honor and privilege of serving as in-house legal counsel to the former Portsmouth City Treasurer, James L. Williams, who retired at the end of 2017. Mike also served as a Special Assistant City Attorney, having been designated as such by former Portsmouth City Attorney, G. Timothy Osman, in 2003.

During his time in Portsmouth, Mike was primarily responsible for the legal enforcement of the Treasurer’s revenue collection efforts, which included counseling the Treasurer on the legality, propriety and efficacy of various distress collection efforts; civil prosecution for delinquent personal property and real estate taxes; criminal prosecution for delinquent trustee and business license taxes; protecting the City’s rights as a creditor in the bankruptcy courts; monitoring State Code changes affecting the Treasurer; assisting the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia (TAV) in drafting desired legislative modifications and conducting tax sale auctions for specific delinquent real estate parcels.

After 14 years, Mike transitioned back to private practice in 2018. With over 25 years of practice in the Hampton Roads area, Attorney Michael Piluso is excited to bring his wealth of experience to The Firm For Men clients.

Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA
Juris Doctorate

SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
B.A. Political Science, History

  • Virginia Bar
  • Admitted to all Virginia State Courts
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Vice-President, Oak Lake Estates Condominium Association
  • Master Governmental Deputy Treasurer, Weldon Cooper Center, University of Virginia
  • Eagle Scout
  • Fluent German Speaker