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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2013, Contributor to Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy
    • B.A., cum laude, Arizona State University, 2007, Music Performance
Michelle Buckley’s experience in complex litigation gives her the tools to provide effective and innovative legal solutions to achieve clients’ desired outcomes and goals. She brings a collaborative and strategic brand of representation to each matter, and clients value her ability to zealously advocate for them throughout the entire litigation process. Michelle primarily represents clients in the defense and prosecution of insurance and business litigation matters, including product liability, construction, and contract-related disputes.
  • Representation of software developers, IT consulting corporations, and wireless communications companies in business related litigation.  
  • Representation of automobile manufacturers in product liability and catastrophic injury actions.
  • Representation of developers and general contractors in complex construction litigation.
  • Representation of real estate investment firms in leasing and brokerage commission disputes.
  • Representation of policyholders in a variety of insurance coverage claims including, property and business interruption loss.
  • Obtained summary judgment and award of attorneys’ fees for international semiconductor manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage dispute.
  • Secured defense verdict for property developer as lead counsel in a breach of contract arbitration.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement and service agreement to resolve multi-million dollar contract dispute on behalf of international manufacturer.
  • Obtained dismissal of action to pierce the corporate veil for national financing institution.
  • Procured summary judgment for national homebuilder in multi-million dollar construction defect arbitration.
  • Represented international nonprofit health organization in complex oil and gas real estate matter.
text icon Publications & Presentations
Diversity in Law Firms: Behind the Times
Contributing Author; The Business Case for Diversity
August 2014