Michelle has represented municipalities in litigation against public and private entities in §1983, land use and taxation actions. She has also counseled elected officials and government staff on issues including land use and zoning, public records and open meetings, state regulatory compliance, and constitutional matters.
Before entering the private sector, Michelle completed internships at the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Ohio. She also served as a judicial extern for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics - Senior Submissions Editor (2015)
Insights & Events
- Proposed Legislation Bans U.S. Government Contractors Doing Business in Russia
Republished in Government Contracting Law Report, August 2022
Firm Blog Contributions
- LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues
Leadership & Community
Michelle is actively committed to pro bono work, assisting clients with immigration, housing, and family law matters, as well as volunteering as a case screener for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
- American Bar Association
- Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2023
- Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.