Michael A. Jefferson is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. He received his Masters degree in Child Welfare from Saint Joseph College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Mr. Jefferson is a member of the Connecticut and Federal Bars.

Mr. Jefferson is a long time community activist and a former radio talk show host.  He is credited with establishing New Haven’s first ever community based All Civilian Review Board as a means of combating police misconduct. 

Mr. Jefferson is the former chairperson of the State of Connecticut’s African American Affairs Commission (AAAC). He is also the founder of Kiyama a movement dedicated to promoting self-improvement primarily among African American males of all ages.  

Mr. Jefferson is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and presently serves as the District Representative for the organization’s New England Region. 

For his work in the community Mr. Jefferson has received numerous awards.  In 2015 he received his 4th selection as one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut by the NAACP Connecticut State Conference. In 2016 Mr. Jefferson published his first novel - Deo Vindice: The Resurrection.

Mr. Jefferson lives with his wife of twenty seven years - Pamela Augustine. The couple has two sons Michael II and Malcolm-Fidel.