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Practice Areas


  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 25%
    6 years
  2. Construction & Development: 25%
  3. Federal Regulation: 25%
  4. Administrative Law: 25%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Richard Wills

    With my practicing exclusively in probate, I often need to check business or real estate issues with someone current in those areas, and there, I turn to Michelle for advice and refer my clients to her for creative counsel. Furthermore, my clients tell me that they feel heard and supported by Michelle, and that she continues to put energy into finding alternative solutions to their legal issues. I recommend her counsel, especially for business or real estate solutions.


    Richard Wills Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

915 2nd Ave Ste 180
Seattle, WA, 98174



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Tort AwardN/A2002
CALI Wills and Trusts AwardN/A2002
Dean's FellowshipN/A2002
Dean's FellowshipN/A2001
Dean's FellowshipIndiana U. School of Law Bloomington2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentBranigan Legal Services, P.S.2005 - Present
Judicial ClerkWashington State Court of Appeals2002 - Present
Judicial InternIndiana State Court of Appeals2001 - Present
AttorneySpencer Law Firm2008 - 2009
InternMallor, Clendenning, Grodner & Bohrer2001 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Certified Fraud ExaminersMember2012 - Present
Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish CountiesMember2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Women in Real Estate LawSpeaker's LiaisonN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinDarkness Revealed2009
Washington Real Property DeskbookEditor, Chapter on Party Walls2009
Washington Real Property DeskbookEditor, Chapter on Reformation and Rescission2009
Washington Real Property DeskbookEditor, Chapter on Statutes of Frauds2009
King County Bar BulletinThe Right To Light: A Law and Economics Argument2008
King County Bar BulletinA Conversation with Mike Broili2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonFinancial AccountingN/AN/A
Davidson CollegeEnglish LanguageB.A.N/A
University of VirginiaN/AMastersN/A
Indiana UniversityN/APh.D.N/A
Indiana UniversityN/AJ.D.N/A
National Trial Advocacy InstituteN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
US Department of Commerce's Ecomomic Development Administration's Regional Conference, Portland, ORDue Diligence for Federal Staff Reviewing Federal Assistance Applications2012
Sustainable Commerce & the Law ColloquiumClimate Protection & Commerce: Washington's Model Laws2010
National Association of Legal Secretaries Annual ConferenceEnvironmental Law2009
Washington Women in Real Estate Law monthly meetingComparison of Federal and State Litigation Abuse Rules and Procedures2008
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Annual ConferenceRecent Developments in Lending Law2008
Demystifying CreditPresentation on credit reports, credit scores, FCRA, FACTA and FDCPA2008
Comparison of Federal and State Litigation Abuse and Practice TipsLigitation Abuse and Practice Tips2008
Washington Women in Real Estate Law monthly meeting2007 Amendments to the Mortgage Brokers Practices Act2007
Washington Land Title ConferenceMortgage Fraud2007
Ethics for Mortgage BrokersEthics Course for Mortgage Brokers2007
Mortgage FraudMortgage Fraud and the Amended Mortgage Brokers Practices Act2006