Michelle is a paralegal with Boardman Clark. She works primarily in the areas of family law, litigation, and labor and employment.
Michelle drafts the initial pleadings for family law matters, and works with clients to prepare the many financial exhibits utilized throughout the process. She monitors important discovery and appeal deadlines and assists the practice group attorneys as they prepare for multiple hearings and trials. Michelle works closely with clients to assist them to understand this procedure driven area of law.
Michelle also assists school district and municipal clients, as well as the firm’s attorneys, with labor and employment law research. She maintains and analyzes consumer price index, data for collective bargaining as well as policy and budget development. She also has extensive experience drafting proposals, preparing costings and completing administrative agency documentation related to collective bargaining and other litigation.
- B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, 1989
- Paralegal Certificate, American Institute for Paralegal Studies, 1991
Community Involvement & Board Memberships
- Frequent Cambridge & Deerfield Players Theatre Volunteer
- Deerfield High School Music Boosters organization'
- Past Mission Committee Chair
- Handbell Choir
- Madison Area Paralegal Association
Honors & Recognition
- Nominated for an Unsung Hero Award in 2007 from the Wisconsin Law Journal in recognition of her positive contributions to the law firm and the legal community
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Presentations, Publications, & Contributions
- Contributing Author, Several "For Your Information" school district client newsletters
- Co-presenter, "The Dramatically Changed Landscape of Teacher and Support Staff Bargaining," 2011
- Assist counsel and clients in cases before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, and with special education due process hearings
Michelle’s Select Writing & Presentations
School Law FYI | 11.01.16
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the question of “Whether a formal committee, created by school district officials, pursuant to school district policies, in order to carry out school district functions, is a ‘governmental body’ subject to the Open Meetings Act.” This case will be of great interest to school districts as it will be one of the first court cases specifically addressing this issue. There are a handful of Attorney General Opinions and letters addressing aspects of when a “committee” meets the definition of a “governmental body” within the Open Meetings Law.