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Michelle Lee Spaulding

Michelle Lee Spaulding

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Albert Smith

    I endorse this lawyer because she is aggressive and knows how to fight for her clients.


    Albert Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James E Dunn

    Ms. Spaulding approaches her cases with a methodical professionalism that few others bring to the table. I have worked with her on a number of matters, and I am always impressed by her attention to detail, and the passion she brings to the defense of each individual client. I strongly endorse Ms. Spaulding.


    James Dunn DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Summit Defense

770 L. Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA, 95814




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2012
Commitment to Integrity and Customer ServiceBetter Business Bureau2011
DUI Field Sobriety Testing Training CertificateLa Pier & Associates2011
Summa Cum Laude GraduateSimmons College1993
Mark of ExcellenceSociety of Professional Journalists1993

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneySummit Defense Attorneys2007 - 2013
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Michelle Spaulding2001 - 2006
Associate AttorneySkadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom2000 - 2001
Post Graduate FellowHarvard: Berkman Center for Internet and Society1999 - 2000
Research Assistant to Professor Larry LessigHarvard Law School1997 - 1997
Summer AssociateTroy & Gould1997 - 1998
Head Teaching FellowHarvard Law School1997 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
California DUI LawyersMember2011 - 2013
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Harvard Legislative Research BureauN/A1996 - 1999
Committee on Sports and Entertainment LawN/A1996 - 1999
Harvard Journal on LegislationN/A1995 - 1999

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
DUI Dismissed after Police Shown to Have Improperly Administered Field Sobriety TestsReduced to Infraction, No Criminal Record

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Publication NameTitleDate
Harvard Journal on LegislationRemote Purchasing and Fundamental Fairness: The Sales and Use Tax Equalization Act1998
Harvard Law School: Intellectual Property in CyberspaceThe Doctrine of Misappropriation1998


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Simmons CollegeInternational Relations/CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Conference for Law School ComputingBackbenching on the Information Superhighway2010