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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Illinois, 2004, Rickert Award Recipient for Excellence in Legal Writing
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Illinois State University, 2001, Mortar Board National Honor Society; Golden Key National Honor Society; Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2004
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2004
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2008
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2009
Michelle Clardy Dobbs prides herself in keeping clients informed on case developments and strategy. She works with businesses of all sizes to solve their commercial litigation, product liability, and financial lending needs. She has counseled corporate clients in a variety of product liability disputes and Consumer Product Safety Commission regulatory compliance matters ranging from sporting goods, including recreational hunting devices and sporting wear apparel, to consumer products, including hand tools, power tools, and other household hardware products.
She is experienced in representing clients in the following areas:
  • Commercial franchise disputes
  • Construction litigation matters
  • Breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters
  • Real estate disputes
  • Complex business matters

Michelle also regularly represents both local and national financial institutions in state and federal court for breach of contract actions, lease and loan enforcement, asset recovery, misrepresentation, and fraud.

Michelle also works with clients by managing cases from start to finish and has experience serving as the primary attorney responsible for arguing motions before courts, deposing witnesses, and taking cases to trial. In addition, Michelle is experienced in mediating cases and has drafted appellate briefs to both federal and state appellate courts, and has also successfully tried cases to verdict.
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Polsinelli Pro Bono
October 22, 2018
eAlerts Updates
June 23,. 2016
eAlerts Updates
June 23, 2016
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Author:  Michelle Clardy
February 2012
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Top 10 Tips and Tactics for an Effective Mediation
ABA Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter