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Smithfield, NC





Michele focuses her practice in the area of business litigation, including representation of both plaintiffs and defendants before arbitration tribunals, trial courts and appellate courts. Past employment involved complex cases raising issues of antitrust, civil rights, corporate contractual disputes, insurance coverage, intellectual property, product liability, professional malpractice and real estate.

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire, 1995
  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • North Carolina
  • North Carolina Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2011


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Juris Doctor - 05/1995
    • Honors: Participant, Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Dartmoth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
    • Bachelor of Liberal Arts - 06/1990
    • Major: Sociology modified with Government

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association – Panel Arbitrator and Mediator
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Arbitrator
  • NCDRC Certified mediator - Superior Court, Clerk of Court, Special Proceedings, Estates and Guardianship
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of North Carolina, Mediator

Past Employment Positions

  • Montgomery, Mccracken, Walker & Rhoads, Litigation Associate, 1996 to 2000
  • Synergy Dispute Resolutions, 2003
  • Cozen O’Connor, 2000 to 2003
  • Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., 1995 to 1996