Michelle A. Michelson

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 366-4488

(215) 665-2013

Michelle is part of the firm’s global insurance department.

Michelle began her legal career at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. She began as an intern and first worked in the trial division and juvenile unit, then the charging unit, family violence and sexual assault unit, technology unit, and lastly, the post-conviction relief act unit in the law division. While at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, she litigated numerous motions, prosecuted hundreds of bench trials and numerous jury trials for offenses including human trafficking, attempted murder, rape, and child abuse. She acted as the attorney adviser to the technology department to create a comprehensive system where staff may access their work files remotely, supervised junior attorneys, and conducted training on evidentiary hearings, brief writing, and oral advocacy.

Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and her law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Michelle was on Villanova Moot Court Board and won Best Brief at the 65th Annual National Moot Court Competition, Region III and 54th Annual Honorable Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition. She is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, where she teaches students to analyze and apply local, state, and federal human trafficking laws, investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases, and collaborate with survivor leaders, health care professionals, and law enforcement.

Michelle is also an avid equestrian and has successfully competed at nationally recognized competitions across the country. 

 

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Temple University, B.A., 2012
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey