Michele Stone is a trial lawyer focusing on commercial litigation. She brings poise and keen attention to detail to a wide array of legal matters, including cases involving employment issues, trade secrets, contract matters and securities disputes. In addition to bench and jury trials, Michele has extensive experience with arbitrations and mediations and also handles appellate matters.
Michele works on some of the firm’s largest, most complex cases. She has represented manufacturers, business executives, auto dealers, technology companies and energy companies. Clients regularly report that Michele excels in keeping them apprised of the status of their cases and in explaining the litigation process. She is responsive to clients’ needs and makes herself available outside of business hours when necessary.
In addition to business litigation, Michele provides pro bono services in the family law arena, assisting victims of domestic violence. From 2006 to 2010, she served on the board of directors of Bradley-Angle House, the West Coast’s oldest domestic violence shelter. Michele also volunteers for the Multnomah Bar Association’s Imprint Program, a mentoring program that helps middle and high school students improve their writing skills. She also wrote a chapter on damages for the Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education series.
Michele was selected as one of the Daily Journal of Commerce's Up & Coming lawyers for 2010. In 2012 she was selected by Oregon Superlawyers as a Rising Star.
In 1998, Michele earned her law degree and certificate in environmental and natural resources law from Lewis & Clark College. Before making Oregon her permanent home in 2005, Michele lived in Colorado, where she was a litigation associate with the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig, one of the largest law firms in the country.