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Biography

Michelle is Principal Counsel at M.S. Domingo Law Group and has extensive experience in Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate and Business Law and Civil Litigation. Michelle began her career in civil rights litigation as a Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice. While there, she handled cases from inception to resolution pertaining to First Amendment Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion; Eighth Amendment excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, and rights to medical care in prison; and Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection.  Michelle won high volumes of Summary Judgment motions, Motions to Dismiss, Demurrers and successfully settled cases, as well.

Michelle continued her passion for advocacy as an Associate Attorney in private practice, focusing on Probate matters, Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Business and Corporate Law.

At present, Michelle acts as Chief Legal Counsel for CFO Online International, Inc., where she engages in International Corporate Law and manages all entity formation, operating and licensing agreements as the legal point of contact between the company, vendors and financial advisors. With two decades of experience as a financial auditor, business owner and publishing professional through founding her own publishing firm, Michelle is committed to outstanding service for her clients.

Education

Michelle holds an Associate Degree in Business and Accounting and has earned her Bachelor Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University College of Law with Honors and Dean’s List Distinctions. She has also successfully completed a Professional Development Program as a Publishing Professional at Stanford University prior to co-founding her own publishing firm. Michelle was also an International Scholar at the University of Burgundy in France and has a passion for music, linguistics and theatre.

Professional Associations

Michelle was admitted to the California Bar, the Ninth Circuit and the Eastern District of California in 2013 and appointed to the State Bar’s Committee of Bar Examiners as an Attorney Member that same year. She serves as a Director for the Contra Costa County Bar Association (CCCBA) Board, Chair of the Diversity Committee for CCCBA, At-Large Governor for California Women Lawyers (CWL), Co-Chair of the Judicial Evaluations Committee for CWL, and Director for Women Lawyers of Alameda County Board.

Director, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2017-Present

Chair, Diversity Committee, Contra Costa County Bar Association, January 2018-Present

Delegate, Conference of California Bar Associations, 2017-Present

At-Large Governor, California Women Lawyers, 2018-Present

Co-Affiliate Governor, California Women Lawyers, 2016-2017

Co-chair, Judicial Evaluations Committee, California Women Lawyers, 2017-Present

Director, Women Lawyers of Alameda County Board, 2018-Present

Attorney Member, State of California Committee of Bar Examiners, 2013-2017

Vice-Chair, Examinations Committee, State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners, 2016-2017

Vice-Chair, Educational Standards Committee, State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners, 2015-2016

President, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section, 2015-2016

Vice President, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section, 2014-2015

Board Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association Women's Section, 2013-Present

Chair, Moot Court Fundraising Team, Center for Economic and Civic Education, 2017-Present

Member, State Bar of California, Real Property Section, 2014-Present

Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association Barristers Section, 2013-Present

Member, Contra Costa County Bar Association West County Section, 2013-Present

Member, Queen's Bench San Francisco, 2012-Present

Member, Women Lawyers of Alameda County, 2013-Present

Member, Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, 2017-Present

Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2017-Present

Awards

CCCBA Diversity Award, Gold Level, Contra Costa County Bar Association

California Bar Foundation Public Interest Award

California Young Woman of the Year

Centre Pour L’education International Scholar, Burgundy, France

International Scholar Laureate Delegate

Robert G. McGrath, American Inn of Court, Justice Marchiano Scholarship

The Honorable Patricia Herron and the Honorable Ellen James Scholarship, Contra Costa Bar Association Women’s Section

Margaret E. Gannon Scholarship, Women Lawyers of Alameda County

Outstanding Student Award (JFKU)

PG&E Scholarship, Excellence in Mathematics and Science

Public Interest Scholarship (JFKU)

Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Witkin Award

San Francisco Young Woman of the Year

American Student Government Association Scholarship

Society of Women Engineers, Excellence in Mathematics and Science

Baha’i International Scholarship

Witkin Award, Excellence in Constitutional Law

Witkin Award, Excellence in Civil Procedure

Witkin Award, Excellence in Criminal Law

Martin Luther King Jr. Award - Outstanding Community Service