• vcard
D 602.650.2353
F 602.264.7033
  • 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.
  • Obtained full defense verdict for a national home builder as lead counsel in a breach of contract arbitration
  • First-chaired an arbitration for an environmental services corporation in a breach of contract action
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for national homebuilder in a multi-million dollar construction defect arbitration
  • Defended international manufacturing corporation in a product liability action involving claims of defective building material
  • Negotiated favorable settlement and service agreement to resolve multi-million dollar contract dispute on behalf of international manufacturing corporation
  • Defended international automobile manufacturer in product liability and catastrophic injury actions involving all-tertian vehicles
  • Successfully defended national financial institution in action to pierce the corporate veil
  • Defended Fortune 1000 company in asbestos litigation
  • Represented policyholder clients in connection with insurance coverage claims involving property and business interruption losses
  • Defended Fortune 500 company in a commercial real estate action involving a brokerage commission dispute
  • 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