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Michelle Engelhardt Danley

Child abuse Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.7   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 6 years
    California - CA 18 years
    Hawaii - HI 20 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Seattle Divorce Services
2317 NW Market St.
Seattle, WA, 98107

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Posted by brandon | June 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Fabulous lawyer
Michelle handled over half a dozen court appearances over a year in regards to contempt of a parenting plan case. She never missed a beat and won every appearance. I was awarded over 2 years worth of make up time and over $12,000 in lawyer fees. Don't be surprised when Michelle works weekends or even during her vacation to make sure your case is the best it can be.
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Posted by Ana | September 25, 2023
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I felt Michelle did an amazing job representing me during my divorce earlier this year. She supported me and guided me, both through the legal process, as well as emotionally, helping me think things through and make informed decisions. She presented various options and explained things in detail as necessary. I felt I could fully trust her expertise and that she was dedicated to reaching the best outcome for me, balancing both financial aspects and my emotional needs. I was very satisfied with her expertise, responsiveness and clear communications, and I wholeheartedly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2023
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A great resource during a stressful time
Michelle was a true partner through a stressful period. She was professional, continuously empathetic, and provide clear direction to help me navigate my divorce. Thank you, Michelle!
Posted by Jen | January 18, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Life changing
If I wrote a memoir tomorrow Ms Danley would be one of those characters that shows up perfectly at a critical moment and changes the trajectory of the story for the best. Her counsel on a custody issue was hard to hear at the time but I will forever be grateful for her wise counsel and tender honesty. She saved me time, money, and heartache but more importantly, reminded me that parenting doesn't look like any movie script available today. All of our lives are significantly better because of her, she will always be my first call for any family law issue.
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Posted by Anne | September 12, 2022
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So very helpful and professional
Michelle and her team were wonderful to work with during a difficult time. She was always easy to reach and very responsive to all requests . She provided thorough, level headed advice and guided me through all the stages of the divorce . I would highly recommend her to anyone
Posted by Alice | June 23, 2022
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I enjoy working with Michelle!
Michelle Danley is very personable and thorough, and she has exceeded my expectations. I hired her for a collaborative prenup which she walked me through every step of the process and addressed all of my questions and concerns. I also appreciate her timely responses. Keep up the great work Michelle!
Posted by Girts | March 24, 2022
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Happy Client
I worked with Michelle for over a year to get through a very difficult divorce. We had three mediation sessions and many months of attempted reasoning before that. Michelle is calm and has a professional demeanor and opinion that helped me stay on track when I was ready to go straight to court. She always had my best interests in mind and never insisted on unnecessary expenses - be it emailing or conferencing. It does not mean that she doesn't communicate well; on the contrary, when it comes time to communicate, she is always timely and on point. I couldn't recommend her enough to anyone who's looking for representation in a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2021
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Excellent listener, empathetic and great lawyer
I came to Michelle frustrated with my previous lawyer , Michelle and her team were the best in handling my divorce case without even needing a mediation ,she is very timely, communicative about what her client wants while still offering her perspective to come to a good and quicker conclusion,I am thoroughly pleased with her service from the start to finish. If you want an excellent divorce lawyer,hire Michelle.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
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Helped Change The Narrative & Change My Life
Michelle is the consummate professional. Thorough, Thoughtful and Timely in all she does. There was a pivotal moment in our work together where she gently, but directly guided me and suggested I change the narrative of how I was thinking about my decision. I have carried that with me ever since and I’ve shared it with others. She took a painful situation and made it as smooth as possible…and for that I’m eternally grateful.
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Posted by Matthew | June 4, 2021
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Gave me the help I needed
Before filing for divorce, I spoke with about a dozen attorneys in the area. I felt like some said what they thought I wanted to hear, while others seemed almost disinterested. After narrowing it down to a few, I chose Michelle because I felt like she was an excellent listener, and gave me her unbiased thoughts instead of saying things to land a new client. My case was complex, not for the finances/assets, but because of a parental rights dispute. Michelle and her team gave me excellent representation. While I no doubt am bias because of our success, I'd like to think that even if we had been less successful, that I would still appreciate her efforts and high-quality work. Besides that, Michelle was great at managing someone (me) who was dealing with a difficult situation. She was kind and professional. Her communications were excellent; she responded quickly to my inquiries and promptly passed on information from the courts and opposing counsel. I myself am a licensed attorney, and while I am not an expert in family law, I felt that her work could not have been better. I think that there are many types of family law attorneys out there. There are some who will guide you and make decisions for you (with your consent) if you are not in a good state of mind to decide. There are others who will do what you ask even when that may not be in your best interest. Michelle is someone who will tell you what she thinks, and will discuss the options with you. She is willing to make recommendations as well, but ultimately, she will inform you as best she can then will leave it up to you to decide. That is exactly what I was looking for, and if it is what you need, you may want to consider talking to her. I could not recommend her more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2020
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Knowledgeable and Empathetic
Michelle represented me in my divorce. I came to her scared and confused about what to do. Michelle is extremely knowledgeable about the law and helps ensure you are not only thinking about the now, the future for you and your children. She is a straight-shooter with empathy. What I appreciated the most was that Michelle made me aware of all possible scenarios (good and bad), brought solutions to the table, and walked me through what was in the best interest of me and my kids. There were times I was scared, and she educated me patiently. During this stressful time, I had someone looking out for me. Michelle doesn't treat you as a number. I can't recommend her enough if you want someone who I would consider an expert in the divorce/family law field who will treat you with compassion as well as consider you and your family's best long-term interest.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Silver bullet specialist
Michelle Danley is a child abuser and preys on mothers vulnerabilities, encourages false allegations and primary motivation is profit. Her face confirms.
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney & Mediator
  • Danley Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michelle E. Danley
  • 2006 - 2018


  • New York Univ SOL
  • law
  • 2003
  • Univ of California Berkeley
  • undergraduate
  • 2000


  • King County Collaborative Law
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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Seattle Child abuse Lawyer Michelle Engelhardt Danley
Michelle Engelhardt Danley
Child abuse Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 20 years