Michelle obtained her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1992. Although she passed the Oregon State Bar, she opted to seek work as a paralegal which enabled her to do the legal work she loved and retain the work / life balance she sought. With over 30 years of experience in the areas of Estate and Wealth Preservation Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Business Succession Planning, Nonprofit Organizations and Business, Michelle is able to provide a high level of support for the attorneys she works with, including drafting documents and legal research. She also works directly with clients to help ensure their needs are met.

I am an avid sports fan, with soccer and football at the top of the list and tennis not far behind. As a Portland Timbers season ticket holder, I make every effort to catch every match and also attend Portland Thorns matches whenever I am able. The Seattle Seahawks are my team on the American football side. When not following my favorite sports teams I enjoy taking my dog Bella for daily walks and playing fetch with my black cat Truffle (yes my cat likes to play fetch!).