Michelle has litigated dozens of state and federal class and collective actions brought against employers in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, hospitality, transportation services, engineering, and janitorial services. Michelle also defends clients in claims brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and various state laws. Michelle’s litigation experience includes defending clients through trial, as well as extensive experience in motions practice and appeals, taking and defending depositions, and mediating settlements.
Michelle routinely advises clients both proactively and reactively on various employment issues, including investigations of complaints, wage and hour issues, restrictive covenants, personnel policies, terminations, and employment agreements. Michelle also creates and provides workplace training programs to employers on sexual harassment, workplace investigations, corrective action and discipline, and traditional labor matters (handbook policies and social media policies) to proactively serve clients.
Michelle received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she graduated Order of St. Ives (top 10% of the class) and served on the Executive Board of the DU Law Review. Originally from Indiana, Michelle received her Bachelors of Science in business, with honors, from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.