Michelle is originally from Miami and, as the daughter of Cuban dissidents, speaks and writes Spanish fluently. Drawing on her family’s expulsion from Cuba, she was raised with an intimate understanding that bad things happen to good people. Because of this experience, she has made helping her clients during rough times her first priority.
Michelle graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science. She then attended the University of Georgia School of Law and graduated with honors. While at UGA Law, Michelle was a member of the University of Georgia Moot Court Board form 2010-2012 and served as the Moot Court Chair from 2011-2012. Michelle was a pupil in the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Inn of Court and is a member of both the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. She is currently a member of the the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association 2015 LEAD Class. To be chosen for the LEAD program, you must be identified as having leadership potential to serve in future leadership roles in both GTLA and in the community.
Michelle focuses her practice on trial work in both the civil and criminal arenas, including personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, false arrest, malicious prosecution, and criminal defense.