Our founder, Michelle I. Morelli, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2000. Hailing originally from Denair, California where Michelle grew up feeding calves and painting fences on her family’s dairy farm, she now splits her time between Central & Southern California representing a variety of businesses and individuals across the State. Michelle has had a tremendous amount of success representing a diverse group of clients from large construction companies to various medical practices and an array of start-up business ventures. She has extensive experience in estate planning for young professionals looking to secure their future, as well as mature individuals who seek to protect valuable assets and provide for the next generation. In addition, Michelle has also successfully defended many insured and self-insured clients in litigation matters involving business conflicts, personal injury and wrongful death matters, professional malfeasance, property disputes, and product defects.
Michelle attended Saint Mary’s College & California State University Stanislaus, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. Michelle has also received a Master’s Certification in both Business Management and Human Resources Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Michelle received her Juris Doctorate from University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school, Michelle advanced to the National Finals on McGeorge’s ABA Moot Court Competition Team, and upon graduation was selected as a National Honoree of the Order of the Barristers. Prior to forming MORELLI LAW in 2011, Michelle was a Partner at the law firm of Fredrickson, Mazeika & Grant, LLP in San Diego, California.
Michelle’s personal and professional affiliations include the Stanislaus and San Diego County Bar Associations, San Diego Defense Lawyers Association, The Wray Ladine American Inns of Court, Cal Chamber, Society for Human Resources Management, and the Turlock Sunrise Rotary Foundation. She is admitted to practice before all California & Georgia State Courts and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of California.