|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar||United States Supreme Court||2009|
|Felony and Misdemeanor Trial Appointment Panel||Bar Association of San Francisco||2006|
|Law Review||Universtiy of San Francisco School of Law||1997|
|Founding Attorney||Law Offices of Michelle Dylan||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Douglas Rappaport||1998 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||McCormick, Madison & Lent Law Firm||1995 - 1995|
|Paralegal||Mendes & Mount Law Firm||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Francisco Lawyer's Network||Founding Member||2013 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|Queen's Bench||Business Development Committee||2010 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Criminal Justice Section||N/A|
|People v. R.M.||Hung Jury|
|People v. R.G.||Acquittal|
|People v. K.Z.||Acquittal|
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|University of San Francisco School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1997|
|Boston College||Philosphy and Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1992|
|San Francisco Lawyers Network||Attorneys, Investigators, and Private Eyes||2013|
|My Life as a Criminal Defense Attorney||Protecting Your Rights||2013|
|Practicing Law in the Criminal Field||Practicing Law in the Criminal Field||2003|
Posted by Justin
I retained Michelle to help me with a misdemeanor citation I received. After an extensive search, I decided to hire Michelle due to her experience and reasonable rates. She explained her fee structure to me in complete detail so that there were no surprises. She kept me informed with weekly updates on my case, and always returned my phone calls promptly. She is empathetic, a great listener and extremely knowledgeable due to her extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney. Best of all, she secured a favorable result for me and I couldn’t be happier with how my case was resolved.
Posted by Beatriz
Michelle is a highly skilled attorney -- professional, and very knowledgeable. She provided me with thorough explanations about my case, and effectively assisted me in handling it. Her expertise and dedication ensured the best possible outcome for my situation. I am very grateful for her help.
Posted by Kim
Words can not begin to explain how grateful I am that we found Michelle during this crisis. Out of pure luck, we were referred to Michelle by Douglass Rappaport, another Criminal Defense attorney who was extremely responsive and helpful but had too many cases on his plate at the time. He spoke so highly of Michelle, and even took the time out to personally give her a call to ask her to take on our case. We (my husband and I) have never been in need of legal help. In this particular situation, my husband had an outstanding bench warrant for a supposed community service obligation that was never fulfilled along with an unpaid fine associated to a violation of a restraining order placed by his ex-wife. It was a long string of miscommunication as well as a patch of tough times for my husband who at was not receiving any mail or notifications from the courts regarding these obligations which led to the bench warrant. After months of struggling to get back on his feet and rebuilding his life with his current family, we were surprised, to say the least when this bombshell was dropped on us out of no where. We have barely been able to get back on our feet and he was just getting some steady work when he was faced with having to serve potential jail time to clear this misdemeanor that he never even knew about! On top of that, he was being summoned out of Alameda County's Pleasanton Court House, which we very quickly learned, was the furthest from pleasant as ever. After going through and calling what felt like over a dozen criminal defense lawyers for help, Doug and Michelle were the ONLY ones who were kind enough to help us. Pleasanton is notorious for being unpleasant and extremely conservative and unreasonable. Hence, no other attorneys were willing to take the case. Michelle, however brought us in and had a very non-intimidating conversation with us. She was professional, sensitive, thoughtful and very considerate in her approach. It was a very scary time for us, as we needed the help but did not have a lot of money that we could spare on legal fees. Hearing about shady attorneys that just try to rack up the fees without putting in the effort, we were terrified! Without even having to mention this to Michelle, she walked us through what she would help us with, and gave us a VERY reasonable rate for her services. She came through on every promise that she made keeping us both in the best spirits. She was honest with us every step of the way and worked swiftly to get us past this terrible time in our lives. The day of our court date, she arrived early and prepared to fight for us, and BOY oh BOY, did she, ever! The judge we were appointed that day was notorious for not giving second chances or even hearing most people out. As soon as she saw the bench warrant, she immediately tried to book my husband and move on to the next case without even hearing us out. I believe that most attorneys may have just given up and walked away, but Michelle fought! She demanded that the judge look over the case again and to read the letters of references that we gathered. Luckily she did, because as the judge looked through the case files that Michelle very professionally demanded she look through, the judge found that the charge fell under some revised law that put this case out of her jurisdiction, which meant that the case had to be dismissed! My husband went from being handcuffed and placed in a holding cell, to walking out of the court room free and clear of the accusations and obligations. Michelle told us that she was gonna do whatever it took to help us, and she did exactly that. She was a pro in the courtroom and thanks to her, our family is happy and thriving again without having to skip a beat. If you are looking for an honest, hard working and experienced attorney, look no further. You will be in great hands with Michelle Dylan!
Peter Roldan, Insurance Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Michelle is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who leverages all of her skill and experience to help protect her clients' rights. Michelle is the first person I think of when I need advice regarding criminal law issues, and I would recommend her for anyone who needs a skilled and compassionate defense attorney.
Chelsea Wang, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Michelle Dylan. Michelle is an excellent criminal law attorney. She's passionate about defending her clients. She's creative, experienced, caring and excellent at problem-solving. She always looks out the best interest of her clients and she is an incredible criminal law attorney.
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