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About me

     I graduated from the University of Washington in 1983 with dual degrees in Political Science and Speech Communications.  I obtained my law degree in 1986 from the University of Puget Sound and joined the Bar in 1987. 

     I started my legal career as an intern in the City of Seattle Prosecutors office.  There I learned the fundamentals of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor prosecution.  After graduation, I joined the King County Prosecutor's Office and spent two years prosecuting cases in every district court in King County.

     In 1988 I left government work and joined what was then known as Holm, Mogren & Glessner, where I learned the finer points of criminal defense, family law and estate planning.  I stayed there for two years before I left to take over as director of a non-profit organization - Young Life -- on the Olympic Peninsula.  After six years, I returned to the practice of law.  I owned my own firm in Clallam County where I received the Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and was elected President of the Clallam County Bar Association in 2007.  My practice on the peninsula continued until 2012 when my husband retired fromt he Washington State Patrol and we returned to King County.

     I have rejoined my old firm as a shareholder with the new name of Mogren, Glessner, Roti & Ahrens, P.S.  I continue my practice in family law, criminal defense, estate planning and personal injury work.   




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Practice areas


  1. Family: 25%
    25 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    25 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    25 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jan Phillip Olson

    Michelle and I had a case together wherein I represented the fellow in criminal court, and she represented him in family court. She was a fearless advocate, We had an uphill battle, due to the allegations leveled against our mutual client, but Michelle was able to obtain great visitation, essentially joint custody, for our client. I strongly recommend her in family court matters.


    Jan Olson Child abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Peter William Mogren

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michelle as an attorney for 20 years. She is agressive yet compassionate. She knows the law and the procedures, and does a great job for her clients.


    Peter Mogren Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Mogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S.

15 So.Grady Way, #100
P. O. Box 90
Renton, WA, 98057-0090


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationWashington State Patrol2010
Distinguished Servide AwardClallum County Pro Bono2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMogren, Glessner & Ahrens, P.S.2012 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Practice2000 - 2012
AttorneyMogren & Glessner1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
US District Court, Western WashingtonAttorney Member1989 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Clallam County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Clallum County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for End of LifeIssues in Estate Planning2016
MarriageDivorce Attonrey's Guide to Staying Married2015