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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years
  2. International Law: 50%



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    I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is an extraordinary attorney. I have seen her handle numerous criminal and international matters with great skill and diligence. I would not hesitate to recommend her.


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147 Sevilla Avenue
Coral Gables, FL, 33134


FLMember in Good Standing199509/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
Best in Blogs: Top Ten BlogsLexBlog2014
President's AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Outstanding and Constructive Service as Contributing AuthorDade County Bar Association2012
Best in Blogs: MayLexBlog2011
Best in Blogs: AprilLexBlog2011
Gold Circle Writing Award/Features ArticleColumbia Scholastic Press1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President and Sole ShareholderEstlund Law, P.A.2006 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Legal Research/Legal Studies ProgramFlorida International University1998 - 2002
Assistant Public DefenderLaw Office of the Public Defender, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida1997 - 2006
Certified Legal InternPinellas County Office of the Public Defender1995 - 1995
Student Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division1994 - 1995
Legal InternFlorida House of Representatives Committe on Criminal Justice1993 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersN/AN/A
Dade County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. A.M.Charges were no actioned (dropped) at arraignment.
State v. M.M.Client released from detention; charges corrected.
State v. M.A.Bond obtained; charges reduced.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dade County Bar Association BulletinINTERPOL's looking for murderers, drug traffickers, and ... Justin Bieber?2015
33rd Annual Immigration Law Update South Beach Course MaterialsUn-Ringing the Bell: How Erroneous Information is Circulated by INTERPOL and How to Correct It2012
The BulletinINTERPOL and Your Client's International Business Interests: Look Before You Leap2012
The BulletinINTERPOL and Red Notices2012
Red Notice Law JournalThe New Libya: What Kind of Member Couuntry Will It Be for INTERPOL?2011
Red Notice Law JournalHey, How Did You Get in Here? Why the International Criminal Court Was Allowed to Request Muammar Gaddafi's Red Notice2011
Red Notice Law JournalINTERPOL's Red Notice: Its Reach and Its LImits2011
Red Notice Law JournalINTERPOL's Capacity for Improvement: An Encouraging Word2011
Red Notice Law JournalBlind Faith: INTERPOL's Relationship with its Member Countries2011
Red Notice Law JournalThe Innocent Red Notice Client: When INTERPOL is Used Improperly by Member Countries2011
Red Notice Law JournalIt's Not You, It's Me: When Banks Break up with Red Notice Subjects2011
Red Notice Law JournalWho Owns the Information in INTERPOL's Files?2011
Red Notice Law JournalINTERPOL Defends Its Decisions to Deny Certain Venezuelan Red Notice Requests2011
Red Notice Law JournalVenezuela complained, INTERPOL responded: what's next?2011
Red Notice Law JournalBlue Traveler: Should I Travel as the Subject of a Blue Notice?2011
Red Notice Law JournalRed Notice Challenges: When the Basis for a Red Notice is No Longer Valid2011
Red Notice Law JournalHugo Chavez: Should INTERPOL re-review Venezuela's Red Notices?2011
South Miami NewsLiar, Liar, Pants . . . in Jail2010
Community NewspapersTalking to Lawyers: 1012010
Community NewspapersParenting After an Arrest2010
Kendall GazetteTransitioning from Active Combat Duty to Civilian Life2010
South Miami NewsIn Defense of Criminal Defense2010
Coral Gables News TribuneThe High Cost of Avoidance2010
South Miami NewsShould I Call the Police to Talk to My Out-of-Control Child?2009
Coral Gables NewsThink Grandma Can't Get Arrested? Think Again.2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Florida State UniversityPsychology and CriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
33rd Annual Immigration Law Update South BeachGovernment investigatory tools: What do they use?2012
Miami In-Service on Immigration ProceedingsBest Practices in Criminal Court for Detention and Mental Health Issues2011
Participant Orientation: November 3, 2010Restoration of Civil Rights2010