Michelle is part of the litigation team at Kennedy and Graven, specializing in land use, employment, and general litigation cases. She is currently barred in the State of Minnesota and assists the firm’s municipal and business clients in evaluating and understanding their legal challenges. She is willing to step in and assist clients at any stage of a dispute from pre-litigation advising to trial. Michelle has also completed the training to be a rostered mediator in the State of Minnesota and mediates at Hennepin County Housing and Harassment Courts. In 2019, Michelle started as a law clerk at Kennedy and Graven and has been with the firm ever since.

Prior to starting at Kennedy and Graven, Michelle worked in education litigation and for Volunteer Lawyers Network. She was also an extern for the Honorable Judge Thomas Gilligan.

During her spare time, Michelle enjoys almost any sports, board games, and spending time with her dog.

Michelle has this to say about Kennedy & Graven:

In my time at Kennedy & Graven, I have been astounded by the knowledge and dedication of the firm. It is clear that the attorneys and staff are dedicated to improving communities across Minnesota and bring that dedication into their daily work.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor- 2020
    • Honors: Jessup Moot Court Team; International Moot Court Student Director; Clinic Student Director; Assistant Orientation Director
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts cum laude – 2017
    • Major: Asian Studies and Rhetoric

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2021
    Minnesota, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Defense Rights Institute, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Classes and Seminars

  • Playing a Support Role During a COVID-19 Jury Trial, The Voice V.29, 50, December 2020.

Published Works

  • When a Writ of Mandamus is Required to Compel the Enforcement in a Zoning Matter, For the Defense, June 2020.
  • Playing a Support Role During a COVID-19 Jury Trial, The Voice V.29, 50, December 2020.