Sheryl Michalowski

Sheryl Eisenberg Michalowski

Sheryl Eisenberg Michalowski is the Co-Director of the Eisenberg & Baum Law Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which she co-founded in 2011. Sheryl is also a deaf advocate and liasion for our clients and in the deaf communities that we serve.

Deaf since birth, Ms. Eisenberg Michalowski is fluent in American Sign Language. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and holds a master’s degree in deaf rehabilitation and mental health counseling from New York University. Ms. Eisenberg Michalowski has vast experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds, and has a rich knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and many other relevant areas of the law.

Her role/tasks include:

  • Facilitating and providing resources and training on deaf and hard of hearing topics.
  • Supporting her colleagues and staff to improve familiarity with deaf culture.
  • Providing clear and visual educational information to deaf/hard of hearing clients about legal terms and procedures that may not be familiar to them.
  • Updating clients with ongoing or recent developments in legal status and case proceedings.
  • Arranging sign language interpreters to meet clients’ communication needs such as ASL, CDI, and tactile.
  • Establishing outreach and marketing of various legal services to the deaf and hard of hearing community through presentations, workshops or exhibitions.
  • Ensuring that every deaf or hard of hearing person has the quality of life and respect they deserve.
  • Enabling point-to-point communication with clients through videophone or message.
  • Ensuring that all information is strictly confidential.

Past Employment

  • Consultant for family dynamics, communication and advocacy. Work with deaf individuals with various levels of communication and their families.
  • Sensitivity training on deafness with employers, parents, and families.
  • Specializing in one-on-one, group, and parent education on topics such as deafness and communication with deaf and deaf-blind individuals who have hearing children/teenagers.
  • Outreach specialist to educate high school students and various communities about deafness, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind for both deaf and hearing communities.
  • Academic/Personal/Career Counselor for Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute of the Deaf (RIT/NTID).
  • Career Opportunities Advisor for National Center on Employment.
  • Senior Training Consultant/Coordinator for Vera Institute of Justice in NYC.
  • New York School for the Deaf in White Plains — Guidance Counselor and Personal Counseling.


  • Sign Language
  • English
Rozynski Andrew

Andrew Rozynski, Esq.

Andrew Rozynski is a distinguished partner at Eisenberg & Baum, LLP. He harnesses his extensive experience as a civil rights attorney to passionately advocate for his client’s rights. His successful advocacy efforts have set legal precedents that have a positive ripple effect on numerous lives nationwide. In addition to his litigation work, he is the co-director of the Eisenberg & Baum Law Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing and also leads the firm’s appellate practice.

Equipped with the dual skill sets of being both a formidable trial court litigator and an accomplished appellate lawyer, Mr. Rozynski stands out in the legal field. Mr. Rozynski is unique in his willingness to tackle problems other lawyers shy away from and uses creativity to find winning strategies that aren’t readily apparent. He has a well-earned reputation for successfully litigating cases of first impression

Mr. Rozynski also has a strong national presence, with admissions to over 40 Federal District and Appellate Courts spanning across more than 25 states. In his impactful career, he has obtained over 25 favorable verdicts from juries, judges, and arbitrators, testifying to his deep-seated commitment to his clients’ cause.

Mr. Rozynski’s experience in both state and federal appellate courts is widespread, he has argued dozens of cases in appellate and trial courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court. He has championed the rights of his clients by obtaining numerous positive decisions from Courts of Appeals nationwide, overturning unfavorable rulings and affirming beneficial judgments.

In addition to his broad work on various civil rights cases, Mr. Rozynski has a wide array of experience of litigating cases involving Deaf discrimination. A personal connection to the Deaf community lends Mr. Rozynski a unique perspective when litigating Deaf discrimination cases. As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) with three Deaf relatives, he is not only fluent in sign language, but also possesses a deep understanding of Deaf culture, making him an invaluable advocate for the Deaf community.

A testament to his influence, Mr. Rozynski has handled numerous nationally significant cases across varied contexts, including hospitals, businesses, housing providers, government entities, courts, nursing homes, prisons, colleges, and workplaces. His cases have drawn the attention of high-profile publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time and USA Today, along with television appearances on Fox News, ABC, NBC, and CBS.

Mr. Rozynski thrives on mentoring fellow attorneys and speaking to groups about civil rights issues and welcomes any opportunity to so. Mr. Rozynski has worked closely with and maintains good relationships with other civil rights advocacy organizations, including the United States Department of Justice, NAACP, ACLU and National Fair Housing Alliance.

State Court

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Federal District Courts

  • District of New Jersey
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Western District of New York
  • District of Connecticut
  • District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Central District of Illinois
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Northern District of Indiana
  • Southern District of Indiana
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Western District of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Southern District of Texas
  • District Court of Colorado
  • District Court of New Mexico
  • Eastern District of Arkansas
  • Western District of Arkansas
  • Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • District of North Dakota
  • District of Nebraska

Courts of Appeals

  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Deaf Discrimination
  • Infringement of Constitutional Rights
  • Police Misconduct
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Appeals
  • Technology Discrimination
  • Cases of First Impression
  • High Stakes Litigation