Michael John Avenatti
is an American attorney, best known for his representation of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump and for his felony conviction for attempting to extort millions of dollars from sports apparel company Nike. His firm has represented various celebrity defendants and has filed suits against Fortune 100 companies. He has appeared on broadcast television as well as in print as a legal commentator and as a representative for prominent clients. He was also a race car driver, having participated in races in the United States and Europe.