The Journey from NFL Player to Biglaw Attorney

The Journey from NFL Player to Biglaw Attorney

Meet Michael Hausfeld, the London Lawyer Taking on Ted Cruz

Michael Hausfeld is a former NFL player turned London lawyer who has made a name for himself in the world of biglaw. Known for his relentless pursuit of justice and unwavering commitment to his clients, Hausfeld has taken on some of the biggest corporations and political figures in the world, including Facebook, Microsoft, and now, Senator Ted Cruz.

Hausfeld’s journey to becoming one of the most prominent lawyers in the world started with his passion for football. After playing college football at Southern Illinois University, Hausfeld was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 1975 NFL Draft. However, an injury cut his football career short, and he turned his attention to law.

After attending law school at Northwestern University, Hausfeld began his legal career as a civil rights attorney in Chicago. He quickly made a name for himself by taking on some of the most high-profile civil rights cases of the time, including the discrimination case against the Chicago Police Department.

Hausfeld’s success in the civil rights arena led him to establish his own law firm, Hausfeld LLP, in 1993. Over the years, the firm has become known for its work in antitrust, human rights, and environmental litigation. In 2019, Hausfeld was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in America.

Taking on Ted Cruz

Hausfeld’s latest high-profile case involves none other than Senator Ted Cruz. The case stems from the 2020 presidential election, which Cruz has repeatedly claimed was stolen from former President Donald Trump. Hausfeld is representing a group of seven voters who are seeking to hold Cruz accountable for his role in promoting false claims about election fraud.

The lawsuit alleges that Cruz’s efforts to overturn the election results were not only baseless but also fueled the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The suit seeks to hold Cruz accountable for his actions and to prevent him from engaging in similar conduct in the future.

Hausfeld has made it clear that he is not intimidated by Cruz’s political power or his reputation as a skilled debater. In a statement to the press, Hausfeld said, “We are not afraid of Senator Cruz, and we are not afraid to take on powerful politicians who abuse their authority.”


Hausfeld’s journey from NFL player to London lawyer has been a remarkable one. His unwavering commitment to justice and his ability to take on some of the most powerful corporations and politicians in the world have made him one of the most respected lawyers of our time. With the Ted Cruz case, Hausfeld is once again showing that he is not afraid to take on the biggest challenges and fight for what is right.

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