At Keller Postman, Michelle’s practice focuses on product liability and consumer protection. Her contributions include legal strategy development, expert preparation and depositions, and the client management of mass torts. Of her notable matters, Michelle supports the firm’s product liability practice in the 3M Earplugs and Zantac litigations.
Prior to joining Keller Postman, Michelle worked at Wexler Wallace LLP as a plaintiff-side class-action and mass torts attorney in Chicago. During that time, she oversaw all aspects of discovery, drafted appellate briefs pertaining to false advertising and violations of state consumer protection laws, supported bellwether trial teams in defective product litigation, and worked closely with former FDA commissioners in the preparation of expert reports.
Of her most notable matters, Michelle assisted in the trial preparation of the first bellwether case in the Essure Product Cases, JCCP 4887, which ultimately settled pre-trial garnering a $1.6 billion nationwide settlement on behalf of 39,000 women in the Superior Court of California.
Michelle was named a 2022 and 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and attaining a high degree of peer recognition. She is also a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, where she regularly serves as a co-chair for the annual Judicial Reception and Membership Committees.
Michelle graduated from Michigan State College of Law, where she served on the board of advocates as well as the arbitration competition team. She received her undergraduate degree from DePaul University, where she majored in political science.
Michelle is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin only.
"I have been fortunate enough to spend most of my legal career dedicated to the protection of the public. And when consumers are harmed by dangerous and defective products or suffer harm from other corporate misdeeds, I strive to seek just compensation for the victims of these wrongful acts. Success in that regard requires approaching each case with a meticulously planned strategy, intimate knowledge of the law, and tireless dedication to our clients. "