Michelle joined Riddle & Hanna as a paralegal in 2022 and primarily supports our Family Law Department. She has been working in the legal field since 2003. Most recently, she was a Deputy Clerk in the Civil Division of the Hampton General District Court.
She was born in Portsmouth and raised in a military family (both parents served in the Navy) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Virginia Beach, where she graduated from Kempsville High School in 1992.
In 1997, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications (English) with a minor in Psychology from Liberty University.
She resides in Hampton with her husband, Mark. They have been married for 24 years and have raised several fur babies, including their current one, a senior cat named “Tubby Smith.” She enjoys traveling; going to movies, concerts (80’s bands), and stand-up comedy shows; and collecting vintage cookbooks and kitchenware from antique shops around the country.