Michelle joined the team at Karim + Nicol Lawyers in 2019, when she was appointed Director. She is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer. In 2015 Michelle’s experience and expertise was recognised by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Criminal Law Specialist.
Whilst Michelle is passionate about all aspects of the law, she is most passionate about preserving the legal rights of the individual. She has a reputation as a fierce advocate in defending her clients and has enjoyed success in many high profile cases. Michelle is well regarded and trusted by the Judiciary and leading barristers. She has developed a strong network of specialist advisors to ensure her clients receive the highest level of service and support.
Michelle has had the conduct of matters in the Local Court, Children’s Court, District Court and Supreme Court including the Court of Criminal Appeal.
Michelle appears throughout Sydney metropolitan and regional NSW courts. Michelle was Chair of the NSW Rugby League Judiciary. She provides advice and advocacy in respect of sporting regulatory issues, including in relation to the Rugby League judiciary. She also advises clients under investigation or who have been charged both domestically and internationally.
Michelle is a graduate of both the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney, and is admitted to practice in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia . She has lectured in Criminal Law at the University of Technology and has been a key figure in the organisation of continuing legal education in the profession.