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Government & Public Entities

Representative Experience

Represented public school district in appeal from judgment for plaintiff on IDEA and ยง1983 claims. Obtained reversal of judgment and affirmance of pretrial rulings dismissing ADA and Rehabilitation Act claims.
Authored amicus brief in Doe v. Medford School District, addressing public-entity rights as property owner and employer and state statutes concerning concealed weapons.
Michelle successfully represented the University of Oregon in the jury trial of a Title IX claim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and obtained a directed verdict in favor of the University on the third day of trial.
Represented public school district in challenge to reimbursement district that required property owners to share a portion of school district's cost of building roadway. Court of Appeals affirmed trial court's determination that fees assessed against property owners were appropriate and did not violate United States or Oregon Constitutions.
Represented Cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn in a successful challenge to the inclusion of the Stafford basin area within the Metropolitan Urban Growth Boundary.