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Although Michelle’s main practice area is criminal defense, she has represented me and my husband for various traffic infractions over the years and has had every ticket dismissed. Compared to the serious legal issues many of her other clients were facing, she never made us feel like our cases were trivial or unimportant. She walked us through the process, set our minds at ease, and scrutinized every detail of our tickets. Each time she has found a technical issue that has resulted in the tickets being completely dismissed. Not only is Michelle extremely knowledgeable and a fierce advocate in the courtroom, after her years of working as a prosecutor, she has an excellent reputation with opposing counsel and the judges. I have been very impressed with Michelle’s legal representation and would not hesitate to use her in the future. I highly recommend her services.
Michelle is super knowledgeable, quick to respond, and gets results. 2014 was the first year where we needed help and she was recommended to us by people we trust.
I strongly recommend Michelle. You will not regret it.
Self Defense!!! You have a right to defend yourself. Accused of Assault 2 with a deadly weapon. Found NOT GUILTY. When I arrived at my son’s condo that day, he had already been assaulted, and the perpetrator was still there trying to have his car illegally towed. Unable to see my son, and being faced with two sketchy guys, I felt forced to draw my gun and clear the area of the perpetrator. When the police arrived, I was surprised to find myself being arrested!
I did research other attorneys, but felt that Michelle really knew the law, and explained it to me in a calm and thorough manner. I liked her style. She outlined the anticipated legal process, so I was prepared, and could try to relax. Michelle always updated me along the way, and quickly replied to any questions I had. We had a stubborn Prosecuting Attorney, so Michelle advised that it go to trial. Her style, strength, and knowledge in the courtroom was impressive. She was straightforward, and the jury appreciated that, and returned a not guilty verdict. But Michelle didn't stop there, she was even able to get a special verdict from the jury, awarding reimbursement of my legal expenses and lost time. After the trial, jury members felt compelled to hug her and I, and thank Michelle for her style that helped them clearly understand the laws.
It is my hope that this never happens to anyone, but if it does, I highly recommend Attorney Michelle Scudder.
Michelle attentively listened to my case and offered a straightforward process to deal with it. Not only did that ease my mind, it provided the blueprint for handling my case in a straightforward manner. Michelle kept up with internal workings of the prosecutor's office and continually kept me informed as the case proceeded. The result was better than I expected (and much better than what I feared before I started working with Michelle). Without reservation I will refer others to Michelle to handle similar cases.
Earlier this year I was charged with DV assault by my wife. As a medical professional and father of two, I was terrified since I knew that my professional reputation and ability to see my kids rested entirely on the outcome of my case. I didn't know where to turn so I asked a friend who is a non-criminal attorney. He recommended Michelle knowing her to be a former prosecutor who is very well respected by judges and other attorneys. It was the best recommendation I've every followed. Michelle was amazing! She is smart, thoughtful, organized, and insightful. She is outstanding in court and, most importantly, knows how to play the game when it comes to dealing with courts and prosecutors. Despite a lot of posturing and bluffing by the prosecutor, Michelle guided my case right down the road to a dismissal. After watching her in court and how she handled the judge and prosecutor, I have no doubt that I would have been acquitted had my case gone to trial. If you are in need of a phenomenal attorney, take my advise and hire Michelle. You wont' be disappointed!
Ms. Scudder represented my wife against a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an accident. She negotiated effectively with the prosecution, obtained needed information from the complaining party and secured an excellent result, a dismissal. Ms. Scudder was more than competent, though. She displayed real empathy for my wife's situation and did much to ease her anxiety. She impressed us so thoroughly that we are engaging her services to resolve a negotiation with an insurance company.