Michelle M. Younger

Senior Counsel Detroit (Southfield)

Summary

Michelle is a skilled family law attorney in our Domestic Relations practice group. Michelle focuses her practice on matters including routine and complex divorces, custody, child support, paternity, property division, and post-judgment matters for individuals and families of all estate sizes. She recognizes that it is a very challenging time for her clients and works to reduce the unknown and alleviate as much stress as possible for them. She is a skilled negotiator and a strong advocate when contested litigation cannot be avoided.

Prior to joining Taft, Michelle served as a staff attorney at the New York City Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice, for eight years where she represented children in matters involving child abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, juvenile delinquency, custody and guardianship, and persons in need of supervision.

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Education

  • Fordham University School of Law (2009)
    • President of the Jewish Law Students Association
      Associate Editor of the Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
  • University of Michigan Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow (2006)
    • Archibald R. Public Service Award recipient
  • Barnard College, Columbia University (2006)
    • B.A., magna cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Michigan
  • State - New York
  • State - New Jersey

Speeches and Publications

Community Involvement

  • Barnard Alumna

    Admissions Representative 

  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

    Volunteer

  • NEXTGen Detroit

    Board Member (2018 - 2022)