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Michelle Alissa Ball

Michelle Alissa Ball

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Licensed since 1994

  1. Education: 100%
    20 years, 900 cases



Hourly ($280/hour)

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Edward Albert Smith

    I endorse this lawyer's work. MIchelle is diligent and hard-working and really knows her way around Special education and college law. Friendly, smart and funny...the go to person for education issues!


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  • Peter Edward Brixie

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known and conversed with Michelle Ball for many years. I regularly refer clients with education law issues to Michelle, not only because she is one of the few people that regularly handle such matters, but also because she has encyclopedic knowledge of the subject matter. When I have contact with Ms. Ball about a particular matter, she explains things in a clear and concise manner. Michelle gives real world advice about the timing and conduct of education matters.


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Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Michelle Ball1995 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 1999
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2002
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Jane Doe v. San Juan Unified School DistrictWe were successful
Tracy Unified v. Student IESuccessfully overturned expulsion on appeal
BH, a minor v. Napa Unified School DistrictDefeated expulsion, got special education services

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Publication NameTitleDate
Lodi News SentinnelElkhorn Parents Persist2008
FEAT NewsletterBasic Rules for Handling School Issues2006
Sacramento Sierra ParentSexual Harassment at School: What Can a Parent Do2003
Sacramento Sierra ParentThe Importance of Reviewing and Correcting Student Records2003
Gridley HeraldCounty Overturns GHS Expulsion Case2000
The Davis EnterpriseFamily's School Transfer Appeal Upheld1999

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge SOL Univ of the PacificLawTop 25%1994
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & Societyundergraduate1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Yuba Sutter Bar Association MeetingEducation Law: Student and Parent Rights2008