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Michelle is committed to protecting the rights of employees and advocating for workplace fairness. Michelle represents employees who face a wide-range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower protection, violations of the Family Medical Leave Act, defamation, and contract disputes.
Michelle has been dedicated to employee rights and challenging unfair employment practices her entire career. Prior to joining Nichols Kaster’s Individual Practice Group, Michelle was an Associate with a leading employment litigation firm in New York, representing employees in individual, multi-party and class action suits.
Michelle received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, graduating cum laude. Michelle focused her coursework in constitutional law and civil rights. While in law school, Michelle interned with the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, working on cases of gender-based employment discrimination. Michelle also completed an internship with an Administrative Law Judge at the New York District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Michelle graduated cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in both Philosophy and Politics. For over three years, while in college, Michelle worked for a plaintiff-side employment law firm representing employees experiencing workplace discrimination.