Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating BV Distinguished 4.4/5 Peer comments: "Excellent attorney. 5/5" "Ms. Blackwell is a very competent, professional lawyer. I would recommend her and have referred matters to her. 3.8/5" "Excellent work in mediation before me. 4.8/5" "Michelle is a very able, hard working lawyer. 5/5" "Will deserve AV rating as her exp... view profile
I am a Southern Oregon native and enjoy practicing law and raising a family in our... more
I am a Southern Oregon native and enjoy practicing law and raising a family in our corner of the world. Most of my time outside of work is spent with my family. We enjoy taking in the outdoors - fishing and spending the day at the river in the summer and playing in the snow in the winter. I also volunteer as a large tree designer for the Medford Providence Festival of Trees, a great Southern... view profile
My practice is in a medium sized Oregon town but my firm handles cases all over the... more
My practice is in a medium sized Oregon town but my firm handles cases all over the state of Oregon regarding various types of litigation, in both Federal and State courts. We also frequently associate with out-of-state law firms. We know all of the ins and outs of litigating in this state and our firm has been a fixture in Southern Oregon for over 50 years and is well known throughout the stat... view profile
If you have issues with someone and want to sue, you will need a litigation lawyer. Litigation lawyers handle the litigation process and understand all of the ins and outs of the courtroom. A litigation lawyer can also help you decide whether your case is appropriate for a lawsuit, or if it might be better handled through the mediation or arbitration process. The litigation lawyer will research the facts that caused the dispute, and analyze them to identify the appropriate law and how it applies. After this preliminary review, the litigation lawyer gives you an analysis of your rights and an estimate of your ability to be successful in court. The litigation lawyer will know the information you need to present in court as well as the process, procedures, and deadlines you must meet to keep your lawsuit on track.