Directly after college, Michelle moved to Portland to attend Lewis and Clark Law School. In her second year of school, Michelle interned with the Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic, helping to provide legal services to low income individuals in the community. There she gained experience in Family, Bankruptcy and Landlord Tenant Law. In her third year of law school Michelle clerked at a small local firm, focusing on family law.
After law school, Michelle joined Todd Trierweiler and Associates. There she gained extensive bankruptcy experience, filing hundreds of bankruptcy cases. Michelle has served as the secretary on the Consumer Bankruptcy Sub-Committee of the Debtor-Creditor section of the Oregon State Bar, and volunteered with the pro-bono bankruptcy clinic. Michelle also co-authored a chapter on bankruptcy implications in family law for an Oregon State Bar publication.
Michelle joined Smith and Greaves, LLP in 2007, practicing in the area of creditor rights and litigation. In 2011, Michelle, along with Tim Eblen, opened Eblen Freed LLP.
Michelle was born and raised in Yakima, Washington, and is married with two children. She spends her free time cooking, gardening, and trying to keep up with her two lovely daughters.