Michelle was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban American parents who taught her the value of hard work, passion, and honesty at an early age. She graduated from Florida International University with her Bachelors of Science and earned her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law. While in law school Michelle earned a fellowship to clerk at Legal Aid Services of Broward County. She also clerked for Judge Marina Garcia-Wood of the 17th Judicial Circuit, was the Editor in Chief of the International Citation Research Guide, and was actively involved in several other organizations. Michelle has several years of litigation experience in business and commercial litigation. While practicing, she has continued to be actively involved in her community and several voluntary bar associations. She has been published in several media outlets including the Daily Business Review, the Miami Herald, Construction Online Magazine, and the Broward County Barrister. She has also been invited to speak on topics regarding business start ups, and health and wellness. She has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2016 & 2017). Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Michelle’s hobbies include kayaking, exercising, and spending time with her family and friends.
- 2013 State Bar of Florida
- Rising Star - Super Lawyers - 2016 to 2018
- NSU Alumni Scholarship Award - Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law - 2013
- Rebecca Knox Fellowship - Legal Aid of Broward County - 2011