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Michele Anderson-West

Employment and labor Attorney at Sandy, UT

4.8   33 reviews

also known as ANDERSON-WEST LAW

  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 21 years
    Utah - UT 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michele

Learn Michele’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    50%
    I represent individuals and businesses bringing and defending civil lawsuits. My practice areas include contracts, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disclosures, severance agreements, unpaid wages, unemployment appeals, sex

    23 years

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    50%
    I represent individuals and businesses bringing and defending civil lawsuits. My practice areas include contracts, employee handbooks, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disclosures, severance agreements, unpaid wages, unemployment appeals, sex

I grew up in a small-town of 2,500 people in Milton, Wisconsin. I started my legal career as a legal secretary in Elkhorn, Wisconsin while attending college at the University of Wisconsin. Utah has been my home since 1997 after moving to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah College of Law. My daughter accompanied me to my first year of law school and I had the privilege of becoming a mother again during my second year of law school. Thereafter, my daughter and son played active roles in my education. 

My law practice focuses on civil litigation in the areas of employment law, business law and contract negotiation and disputes. I represent both employees and employers in areas that include unemployment appeals, discrimination, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, OSHA whistleblower claims, contract disputes and litigation defense.

In this time of shelter-in-place mandates, social distancing, massive layoffs and unemployment, many of you will need to apply for Unemployment Insurance. Often times, your employer will interrupt the process telling the Utah Department of Workforce Services you should not receive unemployment. If this happens to you, I have the expertise to help you navigate the appeals process.

I have successfully represented individuals and business owners in federal court, state court, administrative hearings and through alternate dispute resolution in Utah and throughout the United States. I am passionate about the rule of law, civil rights and due process. I joined Stavros Law, P.C. in 2016 after running the OSHA Whistleblower Program at the Utah Labor Commission.

Thank you,
Michele Anderson-West

 

Location

ANDERSON-WEST LAW
9980 South 300 West
Suite 200
Sandy, UT, 84070

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Proficient
Attorney Anderson-West quickly advocated for me when dealing with an employer. She consistently followed up with their attorney and supported my desire to seek justice. Michele was professional and empathetic in her approach. She is truly an advocate and will seek justice for her clients. She quickly resolved my issue. I emphatically recommend her.
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Posted by Trevor | November 16, 2023
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Significant Help with my Case
Michele was kind, responsive and knowledgeable regarding the details of my case. She assisted in providing guidance and legal advice regarding litigation options against a former employer as well as advice regarding the defense of a small claims case with the same employer. I would highly recommend working with her and would not hesitate to utilize her services in the future.
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Posted by Spencer | July 24, 2022
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Highly Recommend Michele Anderson-West
Michele Anderson-West represented my husband and me in an absolutely ridiculous case that was brought on by someone who loves to litigate and enjoys trying to ruin the lives of innocent people. Just an evil person. Ms. Anderson-West could see the truth and facts in the evidence provided and went above and beyond her duty as our attorney to provide counsel for the outcome we expected and deserved. Her counsel and advise helped ease the pressure and stress for someone who has never had to use the legal system to protect themselves. Attorneys tend to get a bad rap as someone in a profession you cannot trust. I would put my trust in Michele Anderson-West and will use her in the future if the need ever were to arise. If you have a need for an attorney - an honest attorney, Michele Anderson-West and Stavros Law is one I would recommend.
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Posted by Maureen | February 15, 2022
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Definitely Recommend!
Michele Anderson-West handled my case with compassion and patience. She was clear and concise explaining my options and communicating. She puts her clients first and fights for them until everything is resolved. I definitely recommend Michele Anderson-West as an attorney!
Posted by Tami | June 23, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney
I felt Michele had my best interest and was very up front about my case from the beginning. Michele has the integrity and I highly recommend her she will do what needs to be done! It was a great experience. Michele is a great attorney!!
Posted by Michael | June 19, 2021
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Great Law Firm
Michele West was truly on her game defending me. We couldn't have been more pleased with outcome. She is truly a professional. and knows what she what she is doing. We were definitely in good hands. Thank you so much Michele,
Posted by Kyle | September 20, 2020
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Unemployment appeal
Michelle was able to solve my appeal before the hearing took place. She is extremely knowledgeable in her job and I am very grateful I found her. I highly recommend Michelle, she’s awesome!
Posted by Mathews | August 26, 2020
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Michele Anderson-West is an excellent lawyer
Michele Anderson-West helped me in a non-compete lawsuit and she provided excellent advice and forced the plaintiff to dismiss the case. She was very professional.
Posted by Ben | August 25, 2020
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Michele handled our non-compete case in excellent way
I have used services from Michele Anderson-West in a non-compete case. She was very professional, had prompt and timely service, and answered all our concerns. She guided us to a satisfactory outcome in a cost-effective manner. I highly recommend her service.
Posted by Pauline | July 13, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional service
Michele was so helpful and went above and beyond for us. We were at a loss and she absolutely helped clarify things regarding our situation. Michele is fantastic!
Posted by John | March 31, 2020
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We won the appeal!!
Michele was very helpful in my unemployment claim appeal. From the beginning she explained in detail how we would defend our case and what to expect throughout the process. She always returned my phone calls and E-mails in a timely manner. I would highly recommend!!
Posted by DS | March 31, 2020
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Michele Anderson-West was Amazing!
From our first conversation, I felt like she was someone who was more than patient and beyond knowledgeable in her field of expertise. After meeting with Michelle, I am truly honored and humbled that she would consider being my voice in a situation where I felt defenseless and that my voice didn’t matter. Truly blessed to work with her. Highly Recommend!!
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Posted by T.B. | September 17, 2019
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Couldn’t ask for more
From our first conversation, I felt like she was someone who was more than patient and beyond knowledgeable in her field of expertise. After meeting with Michelle, I am truly honored and humbled that she would consider being my voice in a situation where I felt defenseless and that my voice didn’t matter. Truly blessed to work with her. Highly Recommend!!!!
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Posted by Danielle | November 5, 2018
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Caring & Helpful
Michele was able to help me quickly, efficiently, and was caring during the whole process. Very Helpful!
Posted by Doreen | August 20, 2018
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Great Employment Attorney
Hiring Michele to handle my wrongful termination case was the smartest move I could have made. She was always willing to listen and explain things to me. She was timely with the information and kept me in the loop with throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Jessi | August 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination
Michelle was great. She was very efficient and handle my case very quickly. I didn't wait long for her to respond to me with any questions or concerns that I had throughout my case she typically got back with me within the hour either through email or text message or by phone. She was very personable, honest and upfront with everything. I strongly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Joy | July 30, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend Michele Anderson-West to represent you in matters relating to age/religious discrimination. Her professionalism, efficiency, knowledge and attention to detail in a timely manner made my experience dealing with a dificult situation more comfortable and understandable. Her calm demeanor and sensitivity to personal issues helped me focus on the legal/positive aspects of the case and what I was entitled to. Her efforts led to a satisfactory outcome. I am very pleased with Ms. Anderson-West's representation.
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Posted by Carla | May 11, 2018
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5 star attorney!!
This attorney took on our case after we had been sorely disappointed in our prior representation. She became quickly up to speed, and updated our complaint and took us in a direction that had been floundering prior to her assistance. We couldn't be happier, or more impressed with her professionalism, communication skills, keeping us informed and educated as to our options. Needless to say, we would recommend Michele to anyone in need of competent and skilled representation. We are beyond happy with her.
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Posted by Mel | July 6, 2017
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The Very Best
Michele Anderson-West as the best lawyer I could have hired for my employer discrimination case. She cared about my case and made sure I understood each step of the way. She returned my calls and emails quickly, usually that same day. I had many questions and she patiently answered each one. She was always professional in her correspondence with the defendant but was firm when she needed to be. I received copies of all correspondence. One email from the defendant's lawyers thanked my lawyer for her professionalism. Michele Anderson-West was the perfect lawyer for my case because of her knowledge of employment discrimination and her hard work in winning my case.
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Posted by Christos Vrachnos | May 8, 2017
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Positive and rewarding experience
Michele handled a work related issue for me and took the time to understand and explain all possible outcomes. She was honest and patient with me. It turned out for the better and it was nice to be able to ask questions and have Michele on my side the whole way through.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • ANDERSON-WEST LAW
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stavros Law, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Compliance Investigator
  • Utah Labor Commission
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Anderson-West PLLC
  • 2003 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Utah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Michele Anderson-West
Employment and labor Attorney
Sandy, UT
Licensed for 22 years