Michelle is a dedicated advocate who enjoys helping clients solve their legal problems. She has briefed numerous cases in the intermediate appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Texas.
Michelle served as Staff Attorney to the Honorable Gregory T. Perkes at the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in Corpus Christi, Texas from 2011-2014.
She also served as a briefing attorney to the Honorable Kem Thompson Frost at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas from 2002- 2003.
Drafted successful petition for a writ of mandamus concerning a discovery dispute. In re Berry, 578 S.W.3d 173 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2019, orig. proceeding).
Drafted winning appellants’ brief to obtain reversal of erroneous $6,000,000 judgment entered against wronged plaintiffs after arbitration. Morrison v. Amway Corp., 517 F.3d 248 (5th Cir. 2008).
Drafted winning civil appellate brief in a complex contract dispute between a landlord and a tenant. Marinecorp Int'l, Ltd. v. Chopper Grp., LLC, No. 01-14-00707-CV, 2016 WL 1382168 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 7, 2016, pet. denied).
Education, Admissions & Activities
Notre Dame Law School
Moot Court Appellate Best Speaker Award
Judge Joseph P. Mahoney Award for Outstanding Student Leadership
University of St. Thomas
B.A., magna cum laude, 1999
Major: Psychology, Minors: Philosophy and Theology
Outstanding Graduate in Psychology Award
Professional and Community Activities
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Committee for the Administration of the Rules of Evidence