also known as Michelle Rae Finch
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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|ID||Authorized to practice law||1985||05/07/2013|
|Shareholder||Finch ~ O'Neil Law Office PA||1994 - 2013|
|Associate||Brady Lerma Chartered||1992 - 1994|
|Associate||Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, PC||1990 - 1992|
|Associate||Meuleman and Miller, nka Meuleman & Mollerup||1986 - 1990|
|Attorney||Touche Ross & Co.||1985 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Guardianship Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|National Association of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2000 - Present|
|Idaho State Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Idaho State Bar, Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|Ada County Board of Community Guardians||Board Member||1996 - 1999|
|Canyon County Organization on Aging||Board Member||1995 - 1998|
|Idaho State Bar||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude||1985|
|Eastern Montana College||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Idaho Guardian & Fiduciary Association Conference||Ethlical Obligations of Guardians and Conservators||2013|
|Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association Annual Conference||Basics of Guardianship and Conservatorship||2012|