NAMED 2014, 2015, AND 2016 RISING STAR BY TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS
Areas of Experience:
Business and Commercial Litigation
J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
B.A. Idaho State University
Honors & Awards:
Georgetown Law Journal, Notes Editor
Global Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center
Henry Kaiser Labor Law award recipient, Georgetown University Law Center
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
Michelle was admitted to the Texas bar in 2007 and has been admitted to the United States District Court Northern District of Texas and the United States District Court Eastern District of Texas.
Michelle is a Dallas employment attorney. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2007, where she served as a law review editor and was on the Dean's List. Michelle has always had a special interest in employment law and enjoys representing clients in a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including claims under Title VII, the FMLA, the ADEA, Section 1981, the ADAAA, and the FLSA. Michelle also represents executives in severance and compensation matters and litigation and represents businesses in non-compete disputes.
Michelle counsels and trains clients on avoiding risk in employment and labor law matters but is experienced in litigation for those cases in which it cannot be avoided. She drafts employment and severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks and policies. Michelle also has experience in high-stakes commercial litigation and has represented clients in a variety of complex tort and contract claims. Prior to forming the MacLeod Law Firm, Michelle practiced employment law and commercial litigation at top Dallas law firms.
Michelle has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and executives in matters including the following:
• Litigation involving age, gender, disability, and race discrimination claims
• Collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
• Litigation involving covenants not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets
• Department of Labor investigations related to overtime and employee classification
• EEOC investigations into a variety of claims
• Internal investigations, including hostile work environment and sexual harassment
• Employee training, including management and human resources training
• Day-to-day counseling for corporate clients related to employment law
• Drafting of employment agreements, covenants not to compete, severance agreements, employee policies, and employee handbooks
• High-stakes business litigation, including multi-billion dollar tort claims
Prior to law school, Michelle taught college English and was a newspaper reporter.