Michelle was born and raised in the Cleveland area and graduated from North Olmsted High School. She received her B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1998 and is a 2001 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She has successfully represented individuals, local businesses, and local school boards before administrative boards, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, courts of common pleas and appeals, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Michelle lives in Fairview Park with her husband, Mike.