Michella participates in all aspects of litigation, with key areas of focus in product liability. She also has experience handling labor and employment disputes. She issues reports to clients assessing factual, legal and procedural aspects of cases, including liability analysis, litigation strategy and settlement evaluation for purposes of early dispute resolutions.
Michella is actively involved in all aspects of defense including analyzing, researching and drafting motions addressing sophisticated and varied legal issues in complex litigation, ranging from state and federal motions to dismiss and summary judgment to pre-trial motions, and drafting and responding to various pleadings, dispositive motions, procedural motions and discovery. She meets with clients to discuss all aspects of a case for purpose of fact investigation, gathering evidence and identifying material issues for defense. She conducts depositions of fact and expert witnesses and prepares and presents clients and other fact witnesses for depositions and attends and argues oral hearings in state and federal court to defend motions and to resolve pre-trial matters. Michella also attends mediation to resolve matters for clients in situations when it is beneficial over the risk of litigation.