I am a Philadelphia native and attended Widener University Law School.


During my time in law school I interned with:

  • The Honorable Edward G. Rendell as a political intern
  • The in-house counsel at Primavera Systems in Bala Cynwyd
  • The Chester County District Attorney’s Office as a certified legal intern


I founded the Law Office of Michael E. Houghton P.C., after being admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 2008.


Our practice provides legal services in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties in:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI & Traffic Law
  • Debt Resolution and Appeals
  • Family Law


Since 2008, I have defended a wide variety of clients with cases ranging from traffic offenses, drug trafficking and sex offenses in jurisdictions throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. Moreover, I have appealed convictions to the Pennsylvania Superior Court on behalf of clients.