An intellectual solves a problem. A genius avoids it.
Michele C. Kirrane
Michele Kirrane is an experienced litigator who handles a wide variety of business litigation matters, including commercial disputes, claims of breach of contract, misappropriation, fraud and breach of fiduciary responsibility for clients ranging from individuals to large, multinational companies. She has been representing employers in matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower and wrongful termination. She’s also well-versed in real estate property issues such as premises liability, nuisance, conversion, and commercial lease disputes.
Michele’s background with handling large exposure insurance defense matters in both state and federal courts, from intake to trial also makes her a trusted personal and monitoring counsel where she helps navigate complex litigation matters, including commercial, products liability, premises liability and catastrophic loss actions. She is trusted by a wide range of clients who include product manufacturers and suppliers, business owners, municipalities, schools, individuals, community organizations, and retailers.
Michele understands the high stakes of litigation and takes a tailored approach to each matter she handles. She is tenacious in her investigation and development of strategies carefully designed to protect her clients’ interests. She enjoys a challenge, and thoroughly relishes investigations that utilize her innate problem-solving skills. A born multitasker who you want on your side, Michele allows her clients to “take a deep breath,” especially in high-stakes, high-pressure situations.
Married with twin boys, Michele recharges her batteries with intriguing hobbies including pottery, gardening and home renovation.
- J.D., West Virginia University College of Law
- B.A., Syracuse University
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.
Our real estate practice is one of the largest in the American West, including Arizona, California, Colorado and Nevada with experience in all aspects of the real estate development process, from due diligence, acquisition and finance, through land use permitting and entitlements, to leasing and sale.
Articles and Presentations
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Member, Women in the Law and Products Liability Committees, Defense Research
- Former Member and Chair, Board of Directors, Business Litigation Committee,
Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California
- Member, American Bar Association