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I began my practice of law in Alabama where I had the chance to advise clients while Alabama's state written legislation aimed at immigrants impacted their lives and the lives of their employers, landlords, employees children and loved ones. I have military experience that I've used to assist past, present and future members of the military. I developed a unique array of legal skills while practicing in rural Alabama that lead me to take on and win cases for clients in interesting practice areas. (SIJ, Hague Treaty Child Custody, U Visa, VAWA, religious workers, 245i etc.) I have defended minor children from abuse, argued and won their cases in Federal Court and fought for victims of violence. I beleive that candid and frank advice is best for both attorney and client and fight hard for the cases that I take on. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Contact info

Reichard Law Firm LLC

1615 California Street, Suite 601
Denver, CO, 80202

Reichard Law Firm LLC

3011 W 10th Street, Suite 109
Greeley, CO, 80634


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 85%
  2. Asylum: 15%



Fixed (always), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sherri Monya Peace-Gordon

    I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is a passionate lawyer. She's very knowledgeable about family law, and military law. Whenever I have a question regarding immigration law, Michelle is the first person I seek for advice.


    Sherri Peace-Gordon Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nesha Quwana Wright

    Mrs. Ortiz is extremely knowledgeable and competent in immigration law. We worked together on a case to resolve a critical immigration need for my client involving his family here in the United States. Mrs. Ortiz is a tiresless advocate for clients who is not afraid to put in the hard work it takes to handle a case well.


    Nesha Wright Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


ALAuthorized to practice law201209/11/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commitment to Public Interest Law & Public ServiceDean Cumberland School of Law2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
owner/managing attorneyReichard Law Firm LLC2016 - Present
Owner/AttorneyMichelle Israel Law Firm LLC2013 - 2016
Legal InternBingham at Law, Immigration & Trial Advocacy2011 - 2011
FellowshipHispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Alabama State BarAttorney Member2012 - Present
Cullman County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
A. P-H v. W.J.R.Client Prevailed
In the Matter of Pascual-Juan, JuanDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
How to screw up your naturalization caseHow2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
Troy University (main campus)Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cullman County Bar MeetingImmigration Law2015
Cullman County Bar AssociationImmigration Law for the Non-Specialist2013