Michele concentrates her practice on product liability and general business litigation in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team. She has extensive experience working with manufacturing companies in the transportation industry — from the car dealerships her family owns in the St. Louis area to large automotive companies. Examples of her legal work include:
Michele has tried cases in state and federal courts and represented a client in international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration. She also has argued appeals in state courts. In her business litigation practice, Michele has negotiated various complex contracts on behalf of her clients and acted as lead counsel in cases involving breach of contract allegations. She has also represented employers in employment litigation lawsuits involving retaliatory discharge claims.
Michele’s international experience involves application of various treaties and jurisdictional challenges and defending foreign-based manufacturers against product liability allegations in the United States. She frequently serves clients in Germany and has participated in an international arbitration in Hong Kong and negotiated contracts in South Korea.
Michele is the leader of the firm’s Toxic Tort and Product Liability group and a member of the firm’s Partner Board.