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Michelle has over 19 years experience in the legal profession and over fourteen years experience as an attorney in the private practice of law in Oregon.  Her legal career began in 1995 as a volunteer in the Circuit Court in the State of Hawaii.  As an undergraduate, Michelle interned for a firm specializing in insurance defense in Honolulu, Hawaii.  During law school, she honed her legal skills as a law clerk for a private attorney and later for the Oregon Department of Justice.  As a lawyer, Michelle has made many appearances in State and in Federal Court in Oregon, court annexed arbitration and arbitration before the International Center for Dispute Resolution.  Michelle serves as an arbitrator in Lane, Marion and Multnomah Counties.  She is also a mediator in Marion and Polk County.  She is also is available for private arbitrations and mediations.


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Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 40%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trademark Application: 20%
    9 years, 120 cases
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    14 years, 100 cases
  4. Mediation: 8%
    2 years, 45 cases
  5. Other: 22%
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Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Meng Ouyang

    Michelle was my mentor when I was in law school. We have remained friends since. She is experienced and knowledgeable in her practice. She always impresses me to be well prepared and calm. I endorse Michelle.


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Contact info

317 Court Street NE
Suite 203
Salem, OR, 97308


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Lawyer of the YearMarion-Polk Volunteer Lawyers Project2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Michelle Vlach-Ing2011 - Present
Managing PartnerCrowell Ing, LLP2006 - 2011
AssociateEskanos & Adler, PC2005 - 2006
AssociateLaw Office of Derrick E. Mc Gavic2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyers Campaign for Equal JusticeAdvisory Board2012 - Present
Marion County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kelley v. Blessing et alSettlement favorable to our client
Pure Grace, Inc. v. Furlong et alSettlement in favor of our client
Gomberg Kite Productions International, Inc. v. BeaverCase settled in favor of our client
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Publication nameTitleDate
thesalemlawyer.comOregon Statutory recovery of costs and attorney fees in contractual claims2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Hawaii, ManoaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Technology Fair 2013Copyright law for the Technologically Savvy2013
SAR REALTOR Attorney SeminarCopyright law for the digital age2013
Mary Leonard Law Society panel discussionArbitration in Marion County2013
SAR Realtor Attorney SeminarOverview of Intellectual Property Law2011
NARCA 2004 Fall Collection Conference, Chicago, IllinoisPre-Trial Civil Litigation2004