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Michelle Rae Wakefield Finch

Michelle Rae Wakefield Finch

also known as Michelle Rae Finch

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About Me


Ms. Finch opened her law office in 1994 and has represented individuals, families, children, incapacitated and protected persons, developmentally disabled persons, guardians, conservators, trustees, personal representatives and family members in family law, divorce, custody, property settlement, elder law, guardianship and conservatorship, trust formation and administration, supplemental needs trusts, estate administration and litigation, and estate planning.


Growing up in a small town in northwestern Montana, Ms. Finch was active in 4-H, community activities, and sports which provided her with the opportunity and privilege of working side by side with multiple generations. Ms. Finch draws upon these life experiences in her practice which caters to the legal needs of families, often spanning several generations.


Ms. Finch is known for her advocacy, compassion, and dedication to her clients’ interests. Ms. Finch recognizes that legal issues involving family members is personal and can be emotionally charged and works to resolve the legal issues at hand outside of the courtroom when possible. In cases where resolution is not possible without the assistance of the Court, Ms. Finch advocated for her clients in contested family law, guardianship, probate, and trust cases in southwestern Idaho.


In her spare time, Ms. Finch enjoys sport and lead rock climbs, nordic skiing, mountain biking, running, and spending time with her family. Ms. Finch has coached youth soccer for over 13 years and holds her "E" license. She is an avid fan of her children's soccer and gymnastics endeavors.



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Practice Areas


  1. Guardianship: 30%
    2 years
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    2 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  4. Probate: 10%
    2 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Hourly ($225/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

412 E. Parkcenter
Ste. 210
Boise, ID, 83706


IDAuthorized to practice law198505/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderFinch ~ O'Neil Law Office PA1994 - 2013
AssociateBrady Lerma Chartered1992 - 1994
AssociateHall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, PC1990 - 1992
AssociateMeuleman and Miller, nka Meuleman & Mollerup1986 - 1990
AttorneyTouche Ross & Co.1985 - 1986
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Guardianship AssociationMember2004 - Present
National Association of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Idaho State Bar, Taxation, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1996 - Present
Ada County Board of Community GuardiansBoard Member1996 - 1999
Canyon County Organization on AgingBoard Member1995 - 1998
Idaho State BarN/A1985 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawN/A1985
Eastern Montana CollegeBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Idaho Guardian & Fiduciary Association ConferenceEthlical Obligations of Guardians and Conservators2013
Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association Annual ConferenceBasics of Guardianship and Conservatorship2012