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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
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2012
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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 an array of legal issues involving municipalities, such as employment, Section 1983 actions and First Amendment issues. She is also a leader in her firm regarding appellate advocacy, insurance coverage matters, 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. 

Michelle leverages her resolution skills in serving as the Chair of Reminger's Mediation Practice Group, handling disputes by helping parties to explore and resolve their issues.

She is an avid volunteer, helping individuals seeking employment through El Barrio Workforce and Towards Employment. Michelle also contributes numerous pro bono hours each year by assisting indigent individuals in the navigation of the judicial system.

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, a member of the Rocky River Civil Service Commission, and the Visiting Committee to the Dean of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She is currently an honorary Board of Trustee for Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni Association, a Life Member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference and the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court Advisory Group.

Honors & Recognitions

Rated AV® Preeminent™: Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Reflecting the Confidential Opinions of Members of the Bar and Judiciary

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine from 2014 through 2017

Named Top 100 Ohio, Top 50 Female Ohio, Top 50 Cleveland and Top 25 Female Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015

Named Top 100 Ohio, Top 50 Female Ohio, Top 50 Cleveland and Top 25 Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016

Named Top 50 Cleveland, Top 25 Women Cleveland, Top 100 Ohio, Top 50 Women Ohio in 2017

Named to the 2017 Irish Legal 100 List

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

Northern District of Ohio Federal Court Advisory Group

Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio

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, Honorary Member

Ohio Women's Bar Association-Past President

Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, Life Member

Northeast Ohio Law Director’s Association – Associate Member

Former Rocky River Civil Service Commission Member

St. Christopher Church Lector


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