established 1891

Michelle joined the firm in August 2017.  Michelle grew up in South Dakota and completed her undergraduate studies at South Dakota State University.  She earned her law degree at the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014, graduating magna cum laude.  During law school, Michelle served as the managing editor of the ABA Labor and Employment Journal.  Prior to joining the firm, Michelle served as a law clerk for three years for Justice Glen A. Severson of the South Dakota Supreme Court.

Michelle and her husband Brendan enjoy spending time outdoors and with family.  They also look forward to the school year when they mentor elementary and middle school children as part of the Lutheran Social Services’ Everyday Heroes Program.

South Dakota State University (2011) B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude
University of Minnesota (2014); J.D., magna cum laude
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Michelle I. Stratton