Ms. Michels has extensive experience in litigation involving business torts, commercial litigation, employment law, products liability defense, commercial bankruptcy, and constitutional law. Ms. Michels has been principally responsible for preparing complex business tort cases for trial including all stages of discovery, discovery disputes, pretrial motions, and jury charges.
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D.
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas B.A., 1973
General Civil Litigation
Mass Tort Defense
Most recently, Ms. Michel's practice focused on product liability defense as a member of a national coordinating counsel team for a large corporation with asbestos litigation nationwide. Ms. Michels also received 40 hours of mediation training in Maryland which qualified her to be a mediator for cases filed in the Maryland Circuit Courts. She also received training to become a "Day of Trial" mediator for the District Courts in Montgomery County, Maryland.
State Bar of Texas, Admitted 1984; Maryland State Bar, Admitted 2001; District of Columbia 2007; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Admitted 2000; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Admitted 1984; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Admitted 1990; United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Admitted 2006
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