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Michaela is a civil trial attorney that represents injured individuals throughout the state of Alaska.  She has established a reputation for obtaining verdicts in personal injury cases other attorneys have been unable or unwilling to take on.  

Michaela handles all types of cases, including personal injury, wrongful death and insurance.  Michaela is a member of the Leadership Circle for the Alaska Association for Justice.

Michaela was raised in Alaska, received her B.A. from Duquesne University and her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law.  She is licensed to practice in Alaska.


Practice Areas


  1. Insurance: 40%
    21 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    21 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    14 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    21 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • J. Mitchell Joyner

    Ms. Canterbury is a great lawyer and a great person. She will do her best to protect your rights and interests while advising you appropriately.


    J. Joyner Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer.


    Eusebio Pastrano Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kelley & Canterbury LLC

821 N Street
# 205
Anchorage, AK, 99501



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Recognition in Continuing Education for Trial AttorneysAlaska Association for JusticeN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing Partner and trial attorneyKelley & Canterbury2008 - Present
ProfessorWayland Baptist University1996 - 1997
Managing partner and trial attorneyKelley & Kelley1994 - 2008
Legal InternLeonard T. Kelley1992 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alaska Association for JusticePast President, Past Vice President, Current Board Member1994 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2011
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Duquesne UniversityPolitical ScienceBA1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fall Conference of Alaska Association for Justice fka Alaska Trial Lawyers AssociationCross Examination of the R35 Examiner2008