Michelle J. Sheehan

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Legal Assistant: Pat Rihvalsky
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J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1993

  • Articles Editor, Cleveland State Law Review

B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1993
  • State of Florida, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
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I love the law because I enjoy solving my clients' legal problems using innovative and strategic solutions.

Michelle concentrates her legal practice on litigation including insurance coverage matters, appellate advocacy, government liability and retail and hospitality issues. In addition to handling civil jury trials in state and federal court, she is certified as an 'Appellate Law Specialist' by the Ohio State Bar Association and routinely argues cases before the state and federal appellate benches. 

Administratively, Michelle is a chairperson of the firm's judicial liaison and marketing/public relations groups. She is also a frequent lecturer for professional associations and continuing legal education seminars dealing with appellate, insurance coverage and risk management issues. In support of the firm's community and charitable commitments, Michelle has served as President of the Ohio Women's Bar Association, and the Visiting Committee to the Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She is currently a Board of Trustee for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, a Life Member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference and serves on the Rocky River Civil Service Commission.

Honors & Recognitions

Rated AV® Preeminent™: Very Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2015

Named Top 100 Ohio, Top 50 Female Ohio, Top 50 Cleveland and Top 25 Female Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine

Featured as "Who to Watch in Law" in Crain's Cleveland Magazine, June 2014

ATHENA Award Finalist, 2011

Certified as an Appellate Specialist by the Ohio State Bar Association

Michelle Sheehan Certified Specialist

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

  • Appellate Court Committee
  • WIL: Former Executive Council Member

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

  • Visiting Committee to the Dean
  • Emeritus Member
  • Alumni Association Board of Trustees

Ohio Women's Bar Association-Past President

Rocky River Civil Service Commission Member

St. Christopher Church Lector


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