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Michelle Lynn Niehaus Ogborne

Divorce and separation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.9   7 reviews

also known as Michelle Niehaus Ogborne, Michelle N. Ogborne

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    End your marriage without ending your family. Collaborative divorce focuses on creating outcomes where you win, your spouse wins, and more importantly, your kids win.

    12 years

  2. Estate planning
    Estate planning - Whether it's a change of an estate plan after a major life event or starting from scratch, we follow a methodical estate planning process that ensures your family is protected when the unthinkable happens.

    12 years

  3. Marriage and prenuptials
    Ogborne Law has worked with many couples to put together prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in a way that is respectful of everyone’s feelings while still ensuring that the integrity of individual assets are preserved in the agreement.

    12 years

  4. Mediation
    With an emphasis on mediation and collaborative divorce, Ogborne Law works with divorcing couples to find ways to end their marriages without ending the family. Ogborne Law will protect your kids from the pain of divorce.

    12 years

  5. Family
    At Ogborne Law we are there during every stage. In the beginning we are there with prenuptial/cohabitation agreements. In the middle we are there with estate planning. Then, if it comes to an end, we are there with family friendly divorce options.

    12 years

  6. Business
    At Ogborne Law we offer flat-fee packages to help business owners with starting a business to document reviews to preparing contracts. We can also help manage your legal risks and protect your personal wealth.

    12 years

Ogborne Law, PLC focuses on preparing families for their best future. We provide legal services and representation for clients who need representation in family law issues, mediation and collaborative divorce, or wills and estate planning.

We believe that every family deserves the opportunity to be successful and we accomplish that through education, communication and planning.
We are committed to helping individuals throughout their time of need and  strive to meet the needs of our clients by providing personalized attention and by developing a relationship built upon trust. Our firm approaches each case with the diligence, professionalism and dedication you deserve.

We want you to be able to come to us at any point of your marriage and, if it comes to an end, we will help you end your marriage while keeping your family intact. At Ogborne Law, PLC we protect children from the pain of divorce.

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Michelle Ogborne
21090 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

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Posted by Sammy | April 24, 2019
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Best Attorney to help with Estate Planning!
Michelle and her team are absolutely fabulous! We have needed to revise our trust and will and had interviewed other attorneys to find their explanations were quite confusing. Michelle sat down with us and made sure we understood the legal language and that the documents said what we wanted them to say. She has continued to follow up with us and is now helping other family members! If you are looking for a great attorney to help with estate planning, call her and her team! They are AWESOME!
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Posted by Travis | December 19, 2018
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An Advocate for Peacful Resolution - STAY OUT OF COURT
I have known Michelle Ogborne for about 3 years now. I have come to know her very well. As an knowledgeable and skilled attorney and advocate for peaceful mediation Michelle has a very unique skill set and a genuine commitment to her clients. I have seen the time and commitment that Michelle gives to her clients and her community. Many years ago, I went through several rounds of legal court battles over custody/visitation of my oldest daughter. I wish that I had known Michelle then. Until just recently I have had no reason to need Michelle’s service, but have enjoyed her friendship. Recently I had a need to have somebody review some business documents and provide council. While the documents that I needed to have reviewed where outside of Michelle’s expertise, she was able to connect with me with another attorney in her firm, Lee, who was able to work me through the documents and answer questions. Because I know her and her character, Michelle’s referral was enough to give me piece of mind that I was in good hands. I strongly recommend Michelle as an advocate for peaceful mediation. More often than not, the time when Michelle’s services are needed are difficult and can be very contentious. Michelle has a very special gift of being able to bring two parties to the table and find common ground and avoid the often brutal, painful and very expensive process of litigation.
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Posted by Mike | April 4, 2015
Finally found a afforadable family lawyer to help
My wife had moved out of state leaving me in limbo to have my child support modified after the loss of my job. I'd tried on my own and just kept hitting a wall when it came to finding answers. I thought I could still go to the court in AZ but I needed to first go to the state where she was now living with my son. I was recommended to contact Michelle from the out of state lawyer that helped me in that state. She immediately eased concerns and gave me the option to file papers myself with her help or to have her file for me. She streamlined the process for me that had taken me 3 years to finally get the help I needed. She eased my stress and kept her fees to a minimum. As a result I am getting back on my feet and have been able to spend more time with my son.
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Posted by Jaclyn | February 18, 2015
5 Stars for Michelle Ogborne is well deserved!
I was referred to Michelle from a common friend after a marriage of almost 25 years failed. I was frustrated that other attorneys that I consulted only wanted to approach it in a negative and harsh manner; that was not the case at all with Michelle. From the beginning she was interested in hearing what I had to say and wanted to know how I wanted to approach everything. She would be sure to give me options that were available, but would make sure that I had the final say on what we would proceed on. She was very thorough in her reviews of the documents and several times found errors on the other attorney's work. In a couple of circumstances, the errors could have cost me thousands of dollars in the future years ahead. She was always available when I had questions, and was very caring and compassionate. After the main part of the divorce was finished, she even assisted me with finding the best QDRO attorney for my situation and assisted them with some of the details. All in all, I would HIGHLY recommend Michelle for her honesty, integrity, willingness to listen, compassion and knowledge of the law.
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Posted by April | July 17, 2013
Highly recommended Attorney
Michelle is an excellent attorney who I will recommend to anyone! Not only is she an expert in her field; she was so wonderful to work with during a difficult time. I have had other experiences with attorneys in the past and Michelle is by far the best in her industry.
Posted by Joe | July 11, 2013
Michelle made me feel safe in my decision
Michelle Ogborne quickly reviewed and advised me through an emotionally difficult negotiation. The final document protected me and my family, advised me on the fairness of my agreement and left me knowing the options I had to ask for additional terms. I came away knowing that I was protected and had the issues secured that were important to me and those items that I would not have thought of that may become issues in the future. I will and have referred her to friends and clients.
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Posted by David | March 17, 2015
Very Fair and easy to work with
Michelle was technically my ex- wife's lawyer but handled both of sides of our divorce. She was very easy to work with and pointed me to another lawyer to review the settlement before it was signed. She also was very helpful in getting me in touch with a QDRO expert. A divorce is never easy but Michelle's timely, caring and supportive attitude helped.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Ogborne Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Holloway Odegard Forrest & Kelly, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Student Attorney
  • Sandra Day O'Connor - ASU Civil Justice Clinic
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bowman and Brooke LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • ASU - Student Legal Assistance
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of General Counsel, Arizona State Univeristy
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Department, Scottsdale Unified School District
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Civil Division
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Sandra Say O'Conner College of Law at Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, College at Fredonia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • State University of New York, College at Fredonia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Engler v. Gulf Interstate Engineering: 258 P.3d 304 (2011)
  • The Court found in favor of our client Gulf Interstate Engineering


  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators
  • Public Relations Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • BNI
  • Membership Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Special Olympics Arizona
  • Vice Chair of Planning Committee
  • 2013 - 2015
  • BNI Arizona
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Arizona
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Introduction to Mediation
  • Interaction Management Associates
  • 2015
  • Family Mediation Training
  • Interaction Management Associates
  • 2015
  • Domestic Violence Screening in Family Mediation
  • Interaction Management Associates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Arizona's Top Rated Lawyer's - Litigation & Personal Injury
  • ALM Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Jonathan Paul Schubert Memorial
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
  • 2007
  • Mary Anne Richey Scholarship
  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Business Network International
  • Collaborative Divorce as an Alternative to Litigation
  • 2016
  • On The Edge Of Up Business Seminar
  • Time Management - Slaying your BHAG
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (2)
Endorse Michelle
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sent one of my business clients to Michelle and she took great care of him with a very sensitive custody and divorce case. I highly recommend Michelle in divorce, custody and family law matters."
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a phenomenal attorney and goes above and beyond for her clients. I would highly recommend her to any clients needing family law, divorce, and estate planning legal services."
Business Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel on a matter with Ms. Ogborne a few years ago. She is professional, courteous, and diligent. She's a strong and ethical advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a great person and a passionate attorney. She truly cares about her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is an outstanding attorney who thinks creatively to save her client's time, money and stress - while working diligently on their behalf. I highly recommend her for her integrity and skill."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ogborne is a dedicated and experienced attorney who is well-respected in her field."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a top-rate lawyer and advocate. Michelle loves the work she does and it shows. MIchelle's tag line of "Empowering You," is perfect as that is her goal with her clients. I wouldn't hesitate to refer anyone to Michelle."
Family Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patient, thoughtful, and always willing to listen....these are rare skills among lawyers: Michelle has all of them. She will go out of her way to work with both you and the other party to try and resolve your problems in the quickest and fairest way with the least amount of stress practicable."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle works extremely well with her clients and is an invaluable resource. I have only heard positive feedback about her work."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is an extremely knowledgeable family law attorney. In addition to her extensive knowledge about family law, she has a nice personality and is a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is extremely dedicated to assisting her clients effectively while keeping her fees reasonably priced. She works very hard to understand her client's needs and to obtain the best result she can obtain. She is also very easy to get along with, which helps during difficult times. I highly recommend Michelle Ogborne for family law needs."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle is an excellent lawyer and friend. I would trust her with any personal legal matter, which I believe is the ultimate endorsement and compliment!"
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is a very conscientious and responsible attorney who is very responsive to clients. She is smart and hard-working and I would highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michelle as both a peer in law school and a fellow attorney in the Phoenix area for almost eight years. I have been thoroughly impressed by her professionalism and ability to spot the important issues for her clients and address them in a thoughtful and caring manner. Michelle is an outstanding advocate. I give her my highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a hardworking and knowledgeable attorney in the Phoenix area. Not only is she dedicated to her clients, but she is also dedicated to the legal community by involving herself in several legal and community organizations. I have and will continue to refer clients to Michelle."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have both worked on cases and referred several client to Michelle. They have all been very impressed by her demeanor and professionalism. I would not hesitate in sending any family law or criminal law client to Michelle."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is an excellent lawyer and an asset to the legal community. She is my go-to person when I have a question about family law. Michelle is very knowledgeable in her practice areas and is devoted to the highest level of representation for her clients. I never hesitate to refer potential clients to Michelle when their needs fall outside of my practice area or I have a conflict of interest that prevents me from taking the case. I know that Michelle will provide the same high level of service that I would want if I were hiring an attorney, and I am confident that any potential client will be in good hands with Michelle."
Family Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unreservedly recommend Michelle to clients with family law or personal injury matters. Michelle is an innovative, dedicated, and trustworthy attorney who puts the needs of her clients first. I have consulted with Michelle on a few of my cases, and I have benefited greatly from her fresh perspective and keen insight."
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Scottsdale Divorce and separation Lawyer Michelle Lynn Niehaus Ogborne
Michelle Lynn Niehaus Ogborne
Divorce and separation Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 15 years