Skip to main content

Michelle Hull

Criminal defense Attorney at Yakima, WA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

Michelle Hull has been practicing family law for 18 years. She is originally from Chicago, but is a Pacific Northwest transplant, having been raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and Washington come from an athletic family, a hockey oriented family dynamic. Her brother and father are both in the hockey hall of fame and are avid athletic advocates. Michelle chose to enter a profession that would be able to help people and provide a means of utilizing the law to protect those individuals who needed it. Michelle has always felt that being an attorney was her life’s calling and has never regretted it.  

 

She attended Willamette University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and to Willamette College of Law for her law degree, where she graduated Order of Barristers and High Paper in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 1998.  This is why she saw family law as the perfect outlet for her two passions:  helping people and resolving dissolutions in a non-threatening, collaborative way.  She has the experience to do a thorough job with any family law issue you might have.    

She has two children; Kennedy who is graduating from Willamette in May of 2016 (she speaks fluent Japanese and is off to Japan to teach English for a year before graduate school) and Gabriel who is very musically talented and plays an amazing viola, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and also is an amazing volleyball and football player.  Family has always been important to Michelle.

 

Chafetz Brumley Hull Law has given her the opportunity to mend broken relationships and give hope for a brighter future.  Michelle hopes to be able to assist many families who may need the professional guidance, diligence, and compassion that she actively promotes.

 

Location

Hull Legal
32 N. 3rd St.
#435
Yakima, WA, 98901

Criminal Defense lawyers nearby

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Christopher | February 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hull Law is Amazing!
Very strong and knowledgeable law firm. Michelle is very knowledgeable and strong in what she does and will have your back throughout the whole process. Michelle and her team gave me a sense of peace and confidence throughout the whole process. I definitely highly recommend her and her team.
Posted by Johanna | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer willing to tackle any situation!
Michelle is a lawyer who truly cares about you and your situation. She was extremely understanding about my highly sensitive situation with my divorce from an abusive husband, and extremely understanding about my sensitive situation with the custody of my children. She tackled my situation head on, and helped to explain all the nitty gritty details along the way. If you need a family lawyer for ANY means, give her a call!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Absolutely amazing! Gets to know you on a personal level and made me feel completely confident about my upcoming trial after feeling defeated for years now. I strongly recommend (and have recommended multiple times) her to anyone who deserves a great lawyer.
Posted by Mahdieh | September 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of a kind!!
I'm currently one of Michelle's client,I don't think anyone would find a lawyer like Michelle she will take her time to explain everything in details she will assure you throughout the whole court process. She always looks for the best interest for the children. Surely she will win your case Also I would like to mention Michelle's paralegal cierra most best caring person. Want a good lawyer? Hire Michelle I guarantee she is the best!!
Read less
Posted by Maarqqus | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Michelle was and is awesome! She is very compassionate and considerate. Michelle looks out for the best interest of the kids and she knows how to convey that to the judge. She's very knowledgeable and my experience with her has been awesome. I highly recommend!
Posted by Elena | August 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town!
Michelle is an awesome, smart and a compassionate lawyer. Very understanding and doesn't mess around :) I truly reccomend her! Once again, thank you Michelle
Posted by Leah | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent family lawyer
She is compassionate and very smart to family law. When it came to court, she was right to the point with the judge and I didn't have to say a word. She does not mess around. Excellent attorney!
Posted by Michelle | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michelle Hull
I found Michelle and the entire team to be outstanding. Win or lose, this review would be the same. From the initial meeting, to the final decision, I found the team to be caring, professional, and dedicated to getting results. Michelle was always prompt with returning calls, and made us feel as if we were the most important client that she was representing. Great job! I would strongly recommend her for anyone experiencing a difficult situation.
Read less
Posted by Martin | July 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Hire Hire
To shed a little background on my case, I had been fighting for visitation right for my two sons for 5 years, on my own and with other lawyers at times. Never once got anywhere. After hiring Ashby Law in December 2015 and have had Michelle take over my case I got custody of my oldest son. When dealing with the court systems you need to have patience things are not always so simple, you do your part and best bet Michelle will do her part. Also, I would like to thank our paralegal Mona Tovar she has done an outstanding job dealing with our case answering questions in a rapid way. Any time there was an issue she would quickly react to the matter and have a solution. I would highly recommend my legal team!!! To make it simple there is not enough words to express how satisfied we are with Michelle and Mona. I would also like to thank Ashby for putting my team together!!
Read less
Posted by Rachel | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will fight for you!
After I informed Michelle the details of my uncommon family case Michelle when to work! She is very hard working and truly knows the court system. I'm very excited to have Michelle on my side!! If you want an attorney that knows what they are doing and who actually cares about you Michelle Hull is the attorney to get. In addition her office has always been very easy to get a hold of (a very nice plus!!)
Read less
Posted by Celina | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
Michelle, is an amazing lawyer! I absolutely love her, she is very organized and on task with every bit of my case, she took care of us very well and kept us updated with any changes or info. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Sierra | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michelle is amazing!
Michelle is such a great attorney. She is very intelligent and knows what she is doing. She was sympathetic and understanding of what I wanted. Michelle will always be highly recommended in my books!
Posted by Barbara | May 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Person
Michelle worked on my case to get full custody of my son with full decision making rights, 'sue' my son's father (there was a technical term for it, but it was essentially a suit), and provided me with emotional support along the way. When I first met Michelle, my life was in shambles. I was getting out of a terrible relationship in which my ex fiancé was physically, emotionally, and financially abusive. At first, I was not sure that I wanted to take legal action against my son's father because I wanted to settle things with him out of court. Eventually, I realized that the controlling behaviors my ex exhibited were not going to go away on their own and I needed to have backup support from a legal perspective. Luckily, because of a history of DV in our relationship, I was able to get free legal services from her covered, and I received her help during the entire process, which took about six months. During that brief time I worked with her, she assured me that I was on the right side of the case, which I did not believe at the time because I was so emotionally drained at the time. As a college graduate, I was impressed with her know-how for her field. She advised me on what exactly needed to be done up until the final day of the trial. Because of her, I kept documentation of everything from bank statements, texts, phone records, and a journal to help my case, and not only won my case, but also got me everything I asked for. Michelle made me feel empowered, which, for a victim of abuse, is a great feat. If it was not for her, I might have backed out of the courtroom and still be dealing with unnecessary pestering from my son’s father. I would definitely recommend Michelle Hull for any of your legal needs.
Read less
Posted by Chams | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire her!
First time to meet her today. She is extremely knowledgeable and very honest and straightforward. If you are seeking a family law attorney and reading through this, then I know how you feel. You are probably tired of the whole thing, the lies, the defamation of character, the lawyers who do not care, if you are here, you might have hired more than one attorney already. I have gone through 3 so far. This attorney is different, Just like the rest of staff in her office, she is just amazing. She will fight for you. She will not quit. She will find every possible way to help you. If you are in the middle of a divorce and custody battle you feel like it is taking forever, which is why, should your ego want to fight injustice wherever it sees it, you'd better beware, as the toll on you is going to be huge!Sometimes you win,sometimes you learn, and one time you will find someone like Ms. Hull. "I remember when one of my lawyers told me I should write a book about what I did...it had everything betrayal, attempted murder, greed, you name it...the thought of having to go through every detail is too much, then again I relive parts of it often. And then you try to frame me...it would make a good movie...It's unbelievable...its made me realize the unreal is real for some people, and it's really hard to just make this **** up...I have to build a new life/cause I can't live in this one.". Thanks to Ms. Hull and everyone in Ashby law.
Read less
Posted by HB | April 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This ain't checkers, it's chess!
Michelle is beyond competent. I would say she is a shark but she far too compassionate. She seemingly operates under a singular mantra: "What's best for my client?" Rather than the usual “What’s gonna boost my billable hours?” Finding a strategic, deep thinker is rare. Finding one with a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of the law is one in a million.
Read less
Posted by Sharmaine | April 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Ms. Hull is a very compassionate and wonderful attorney. I would highly recommend her. She is a very thorough and extremely well educated lawyer that can definitely get her case accross in court.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2013
Amazing at what she does!
Michelle has taken on my case and repeatedly stepped in and taken charge when I needed it most. She has helped me through the toughest of times by being prepared, quick to defend and knowing her job inside and out. Michelle knows how to win a case and be there in a great time of need.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ashby Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Staff Attorney 1
  • Lummi Indian Business Council
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Clerk
  • Law Clerk for Honorable Judge Nancy Oesterle
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Willamette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Washington v. Washington
  • Mediated great outcome for client
  • Jones v. Jones
  • Prevailed
  • Baker v. Mahle, 2012 CVAP 3020(Lummi Court of Appeals)
  • Prevailed

Associations

  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Quileute Tribal Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Nooksack Tribal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lummi Tribal Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Brigid Collins Child Advocacy Center
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Hundred Family Lawyer
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • Order of Barristers
  • National Order of Barristers
  • 1998
  • High Paper Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 1996

Publications

  • Washington Practice
  • Indian Law Section
  • 2017
  • Washington Practice
  • Practicing Family Law in Tribal Court
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • National Judicial College of Israel
  • Sexual Assault in the United States
  • 2015
  • Sturm School of Law CLE
  • Pl 280 and Family Law in Tribes
  • 2014
  • Family Law Mid-Year
  • Practicing Family Law in Tribal Courts
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (31)
Endorse Michelle
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a knowledgeable, conscientious attorney who excels in the family law area. I strongly endorse her work, whether in state or tribal courts."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michelle is a great lawyer and supervisor. She is thoughtful, zealous and completely committed to her clients and practice. Her deep experience, wisdom and skills make her a very valuable member of the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michelle wields a hefty knowledge base that not only benefits her clients, but also serves other attorneys seeking her advice and mentorship. Her skills and experience are unmatched, and I would unreservedly recommend this attorney to anyone."
Family Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle is an exceptional lawyer, focusing on divorce and Family Law in Washington. In addition to being an expert in her field, Michelle is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to her clients' needs. I highly recommend Michelle as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michelle is an incredibly passionate advocate for her clients and genuinely cares about their cases. She has taught me so much about family law and I would trust her to handle any matter with skill, experience, and compassion."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"It is clear how much Michelle's clients trust and respect her. She is fiercely devoted to ensuring that they are supported through even the most difficult times. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have seen first hand how fiercely Michelle fights for her clients. The depth of her knowledge of family law is extremely impressive, and I highly recommend anyone looking for representation to get ahold of Michelle. You will be happy you did!"
Family Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Hull on several cases to date. She is a skilled advocate for her clients, as well as reasonable to work with. I fully endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is down to earth, approachable and easy to understand. I love writing reviews for attorneys that I believe explain things well to their clients. Michelle's practice is booming because of her experience and her ability to make clients feel important and understand the steps to complex litigation. I definitely recommend this attorney!"
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle knows the law, she is hard-working, and she is honest. Michelle zealously advocates for her clients and she is pleasant to work with."
Family Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking for a straightforward kind of lawyer; one that won't just tell you want to hear, call Michelle. She is compassionate and understanding. She seems to understand the "Bigger" picture in analyzing future situations and really knows how to think outside the box to solve problems that may arise. I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly"
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle has not been a member of the local community for a long time, but she brings with her many years of service and dedication to her area of the law. I endorse her and her work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. When someone hires an attorney, they should look for one who is not only knowledgeable about the area in which they practice, but also passionate about what they do. This is Michelle. She has dedicated her career to the field of domestic relations. She has a passion for helping those who are going through emotionally difficult times which naturally come along with the dissolution of a relationship. Sometimes, you need a lawyer that is more than just an advocate- you need a confidant and friend who will be there for you. You would be hard pressed to find someone who fits that mold better than Michelle. If you need someone who will work for your best interest and do so with compassion and understanding, then Michelle is who you want in your corner."
Family Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle is an absolutely brilliant and compassionate attorney who cares about her clients and their needs."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Michelle at a CLE where I was presenting on a topic and got to know her. Later, I attended a CLE where she presented on the intersection between state family law and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Here knowledge was masterful and I was impressed. We have since had several occasions to see each other and discuss cases we have, and I know if I ever had a case I could not take on, I would happily refer it to her. Moreover, given her vast experience in tribal courts, I would recommend her to anyone with a question or issue before those courts as well her experience in the area of domestic violence."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle is a skilled, persuasive, and compassionate attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle is an excellent attorney with the experience and compassion which make for a conscientious and knowledgeable attorney who zealously advocates for her clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michelle is a dedicated and caring advocate for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney in the area of family law practice."
View more endorsements