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Michelle Roddy

Michelle Roddy

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Family, Adoption

Michelle Roddy

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About Me

Michelle is dedicated to serving families in crisis, especially those families who have loved ones with special needs or disabilities. Her passion stems from experiencing the untimely deaths of her husband’s brothers, Tom (age 29) and Kent (age 31), and his cousin, Todd (age 26). Tom, Kent, and Todd died from Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disease that causes wasting of all of the body’s muscle tissue, including the heart and diaphragm. Her family has experienced the physical, social, and emotional isolation of having loved ones with a physical disability.

Michelle began her legal career in 2005 as an attorney for the national law firm Quarles & Brady, LLP. At Quarles & Brady, she represented large and small corporations in high-stakes complex civil litigation including business torts, fraud, breach of contract, and anti-trust. In 2008, Michelle moved to a small firm where she practiced estate and trust litigation in probate court including guardianship and conservatorship law. In 2010 she joined the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she currently oversees the College’s pro bono program, including 14 different programs that do outreach to the underserved populations of Maricopa County.

Over the years, Michelle has achieved impressive victories on behalf of her clients including success at trial, evidentiary hearings, mediation, arbitration, and appeals. Her experience includes practice in Arizona’s Superior Court, Federal Court, Arizona Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit.

B.S. Kansas State University
J.D. University of Iowa, J.D.

Antonia Miller Award for Advancement of Human Rights
Boyd Service Award with Highest Honors

State Bar and Court Admissions: 

Federal Bar and Court Admissions:
District of Arizona
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Publications: 
Reporter, “Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Model Statute,” Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, Fall 2005.

Associations and Memberships: 
State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association

Board of Directors: 
Homeless Legal Assistance Project – 2010 – present
Volunteer Lawyers Program Advisory Committee – 2010 – present
Community Legal Services – 2010 – present

Past Volunteer Experience: 
Children’s Legal Center, Community Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyers Program, Salvation Army, Arizona Legal Volunteer, Wills for Heroes, Arizona, American Civil Liberties Union – Georgia, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, CASA – Court Appoint Special Advocate, Crisis Center, Manhattan, KS, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Family: 40%
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 40%
    0 years
  3. Adoption: 20%
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Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (10-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Jason Pistiner

    I have had numerous discussions with Michelle regarding various family law cases and issues as she is a knowledgeable and trusted attorney in the valley. I highly recommend her.


    Jason Pistiner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Emily Taylor

    Michelle is dedicated and diligent in her legal representation. Her commitment to working with individuals and families with special needs is commendable.


    Emily Taylor Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Artemis Law Firm

14901 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 302
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

Sandra Day O'connor College Of Law

1100 S McAllister Ave
Tempe, AZ, 85287



AZActive 200503/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Antonia Miller Award for Advancement of Human RightsUniversity of Iowa2005
Boyd Service Award with Highest HonorsUniversity of Iowa2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyQuarles & Brady LLP2005 - 2008

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Kansas State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2002