Partner

(206) 749-0500

Michele has extensive complex commercial litigation experience representing corporate and entrepreneurial clients in state and federal courts in disputes involving intellectual property, commercial and partnership contracts, and other complex matters.  Michele earns client loyalty through informed, tenacious representation, balanced and driven by business needs.  Her ability to develop and marshal a multitude of facts in a strategic and cohesive way leads to successful results for her clients, whether achieved at trial or in a favorable settlement.  Michele also counsels clients on pre-litigation planning and strategy and litigation avoidance.

Before joining Savitt Bruce & Willey, Michele was a partner at the Chicago firm of Freeborn & Peters.  Michele is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Michele was born and raised in sunny San Diego, which she willingly left to attend law school in Chicago and experience true winter.  After buying her first winter coat, she spent almost eleven years there before coming to Seattle in 2007 with her husband.  They and their young son enjoy continued exploration of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Areas of Practice

Prior Professional Experience

  • Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago IL, 2001-2007
    • Partner, 2006-2007
    • Associate, 2001-2006
  • Cassiday, Schade & Gloor LLP, Chicago IL, 1999-2001
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable George M. Marovich, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1999

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • San Diego State University, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • California
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California