|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Attorney||Ashby Law, PLLC||2016 - 2016|
|Staff Attorney 1||Lummi Indian Business Council||2010 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Member||2017 - 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|
|Washington v. Washington||Mediated great outcome for client|
|Jones v. Jones||Prevailed|
|Baker v. Mahle, 2012 CVAP 3020(Lummi Court of Appeals)||Prevailed|
|See all legal cases|
|Washington Practice||Practicing Family Law in Tribal Court||2016|
|Willamette University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Willamette University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|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|
Posted by Leah
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
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.
Posted by Martin
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!!
Josh Brumley, Criminal defense Attorney
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!