Michele K. McNeill

Michele has built her practice around one theme: to do what is best for each client given their particular situation and desired outcome. She is an experienced negotiator and civil trial attorney with a focus on real estate, construction, foreclosure and contract law. She works with homeowners, business owners, landlords, tenants, contractors, and other individuals in need of an experienced and responsive attorney for legal advice, problem solving, dispute resolution, representation at trial or on appeal.

Michele is a 2011 and 2012 recipient of Washington’s Super Lawyers “Rising Star” status, which is an honor given to no more than 2.5% of all Washington lawyers based on peer evaluations and independent research. She is also rated as “Superb” by a National lawyer rating site, and routinely receives a 5 star rating from current and past clients.

As a small business owner and executive in the construction industry prior to becoming a lawyer, Michele brings a practical, real world approach to solving legal issues. Her interests outside of her law practice include spending time with her family, reading, and playing video games with her son.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Foreclosure & Alternatives
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Distressed Property Expert

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Honors: Best Appellate Brief and First Place Oral Advocacy
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. English Literature
    • Honors: Dean’s List

Honors and Awards

  • Washington Who’s Who in Real Estate Law, Washington Law and Politics Environmental, Fall, 2008
  • First Place Oral Advocacy, Falknor Appellate Competition, University of Washington School of Law 2001
  • Best Appellate Brief, Falknor Appellate Competition, University of Washington School of Law 2001
  • Washington Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2011
  • Washington Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • King County Bar Association, 2002 – Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, 2002 – Present

Ratings and Reviews