EDUCATION: LLM, St. Thomas University School of Law; JD, Florida A&M University School of Law; MSD, University of Central Florida, BS, University of Central Florida; BA, University of Haiti State

ADMISSIONS: Florida Bar and US District Court for the Southern District of Florida

MEMBERSHIPS: Broward County Bar Association, Haitian Lawyers Association and Caribbean Bar Association

FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Haitian Creole and French

Ms. Michel is Of Counsel for The Barrister Firm and concentrates her practice on Immigration, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense.

Ms. Michel is a skilled and well-respected attorney with broad experience in the areas of immigration, international law and personal injury laws. Ms. Michel obtained her Masters in Law Degree from Saint Thomas School of Law in 2010, where she published an LLM thesis on human trafficking of Haitians within Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Upon her law school graduation, Ms. Michel worked as a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) coordinator for American for Imigrant Justice, formerly known as Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC), where she provided legal assistance to various attorneys working exclusively in the areas of immigration law.  Before she immigrated to the United States in 2001 Ms. Michel worked as a Consultant for different national and international organizations in Haiti in the field of Communication and Education.

Ms. Michel worked at the law firm of Bogin Munns & Munns in Orlando as a paralegal where she acquired significant experience in personal injury cases including but not limited to accidents and slip and fall cases. In addition, she worked for as a paralegal at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office in Orlando, Florida.

Ms. Michel is involved in local, state bar associations, and her community. She is a member of the Florida Bar and was appointed to serve as a member of the Florida Bar Education Law Committee. She currently serves has the Legal Advisor for the Haitian American Grassroots Coalition in Miami. She has volunteered countless of hours to assist Haitian nationals with their TPS applications, and volunteers at Saint James and Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church.