Michelle L. Prosser
MICHELLE L. PROSSER
Phone: (503) 222-9115
|Rosie De Santos
Legal Assistant to Michelle Prosser
Family Law, Custody, Spousal Support, Asset Division, Guardianship, Adoption
Michelle understands the emotional difficulties inherent in the divorce process and believes that part of her job “is to eliminate your anxiety about the unknown and explain the possible outcomes, as well as the law.” Michelle is there to help you stay “informed, prepared and ready to address the important legal issues you face.”
Her wealth of experience in both family and criminal law allows Michelle to give her clients the tools they need to make informed and intelligent decisions about their future and the future of their families. Michelle prides herself on negotiating settlements for her clients in difficult situations and spends the time to ensure that her clients stay focused on the important legal issues while helping them navigate through an emotionally draining time in their lives. “I believe that professionalism and compassion go hand in hand, and I made a personal commitment when I began practicing to give this to every client.”
After graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School, Michelle started a solo practice where she focused exclusively on family law for three years. During this time she developed solid skills in the areas of discovery, settlement negotiations, and litigation. In 2006 Michelle started at the St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC), where she provided legal assistance to those in our community with limited financial resources. Less than a year after going to work for SALC, she was promoted to branch manager. In that capacity she managed five attorneys and four staff in addition to maintaining a full-time case load.
- Meadville Senior High School Meadville, PA
- Ohio State University Columbus, OH - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
- Lewis & Clark Law School - Portland, OR - Juris Doctorate
Michelle is an active member of the Oregon State Bar, the Multnomah County Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association. She is also a member of both Oregon Women Lawyers Association and Westside Business Women. She is a past member of the Washington County Bench Bar Committee, and the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section.
Interests: Michelle enjoys spending time with her children, hiking, reading and traveling. She is also a huge Portland Timbers fan.