Michelle has represented clients in both federal and state courts in commercial disputes involving contract, antitrust, oil and gas, and trade secret law. In addition to working on commercial and business litigation matters, she has also represented individuals in pro bono matters.
Commercial & Energy Litigation
(Immigration Court – Houston) – Second chair in bench trial achieving grant of asylum for client and her daughter from Honduras
(Tex. Dist. – Bexar Cnty.) – Representing a nonprofit organization that publishes information regarding prison conditions in a dispute with a publicly traded private prison operator related to the Texas Public Information Act
(Tex. App. – Austin) – Represented pro bono client in an appeal of a default judgment in a contract dispute; obtained favorable settlement following obtaining a grant of new trial in a restricted appeal
First-chaired three jury trials through the City of Austin’s Attorney Exchange Municipal Court Program
- The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 2014 (Associate Editor, Texas Law Review; Teaching Assistant for LLM Legal Research and Writing Program; ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team)
- Texas A&M University, B.S., Psychology summa cum laude, 2010 (University and Foundation Honors; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Board Secretary: Asian Family Support Services of Austin, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to Asian and other immigrant families dealing with domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
- Member: Austin Young Lawyers Association, Travis County Women’s Lawyers, Austin Asian American Bar Association, Austin Bar Association