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  1. Education: 100%
    21 years, 900 cases



Hourly ($280/hour)

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dustin D'Jamal Johnson

    Michelle is a dedicated advocate for her clients. She puts her extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of education law to good use for them. If you're a parent or student with an education law issue in California, you should contact Michelle.


    Dustin Johnson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Office of Michelle Ball1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - 2004
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 1999
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jane Doe v. San Juan Unified School DistrictWe were successful
Tracy Unified v. Student IESuccessfully overturned expulsion on appeal
BH, a minor v. Napa Unified School DistrictDefeated expulsion, got special education services
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lodi News SentinnelElkhorn Parents Persist2008
FEAT NewsletterBasic Rules for Handling School Issues2006
Sacramento Sierra ParentSexual Harassment at School: What Can a Parent Do2003
Sacramento Sierra ParentThe Importance of Reviewing and Correcting Student Records2003
Gridley HeraldCounty Overturns GHS Expulsion Case2000
The Davis EnterpriseFamily's School Transfer Appeal Upheld1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawTop 25%1994
University of California - Santa BarbaraLaw & SocietyOther - Bachelors1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Yuba Sutter Bar Association MeetingEducation Law: Student and Parent Rights2008