College Of Law,
University of Utah
Michelle is an attorney with particular expertise in designing and facilitating dispute resolution processes for large-group and interpersonal conflicts. She is currently the ADR Administrator for the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, as such she mediates complex litigation and employment matters for the Court. In addition, Michelle created and develops the community outreach and public education program for students, the press, and community members to learn about and become more engaged with our court system. In 2002, Michelle coauthored an article in the Utah Law Review, entitled Restoration: A Component of Justice, discussing mediation of criminal matters and restorative justice principles. Michelle currently is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Utah Law-Related Education Project. In addition, Michelle proudly served her alma mater as President of the Young Alumni Board for the University of Utah for several years. In 2004, Michelle was named the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution Peacekeeper for her work in mediation in Utah. Michelle was included on the 2006 inaugural list of Utah's Legal Elite for the practice of arbitration and mediation, as compiled by Utah Business. Recently, the Utah State Bar and Governor Matheson Family presented Michelle with the Scott M. Matheson Award in 2007, acknowledging her contributions to law-related education in Utah. In July 2009, Michelle was nominated and selected for Lifetime Membership in Cambridge Who's Who, with her profile included in the 2009 - 2010 edition, for her dedication, leadership and excellence in governmental affairs. Michelle resides in Salt Lake City, with her partner Michael Oldroyd, their children (Kennedi, Ryleigh, and Devyn), and their Goldendoodle, Max.