Michelle R. Riel


Email: mriel@elmlaw.com
Phone: 206-682-0565
Fax: 206-625-1052
Direct: 206-224-6685



Michelle joined ELM in 2015 as an associate in the litigation practice group. Her practice primarily focuses on civil litigation. She also enjoys opportunities to assist for-profit and nonprofit businesses in navigating legal issues.

Before coming to ELM, Michelle represented the interests of institutional creditors in bankruptcy proceedings and civil litigation.


Washington State Bar Association

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit



National Mortgage Settlement and its Potential Effects in Bankruptcy Practice, USFN Report (June 2012).


Central Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004

Regent University School of Law, J.D., 2009
-Regent University Law Review, Managing Editor