Helsell Fetterman Welcomes Michelle Pham

Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups strengthened with Hire

Michelle Pham has joined Helsell Fetterman as an Associate and will practice in the firm’s commercial litigation and intellectual property practice groups. In her six years of practice, Michelle has delivered a broad range of civil legal services to her clients in resolving commercial disputes stemming from large construction projects, toxic tort, insurance defense disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, art and intellectual property infringement, and other business torts. At Helsell Fetterman, she will continue to focus on delivering a broad range of civil legal services to individual and business clients.

Michelle focuses on commercial litigation and the enforcement and procurement of intellectual property rights. Michelle has represented individuals to Fortune 500 companies in state and federal courts across the country, particularly in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska, in all phases of litigation through trial and appeals. Prior to private practice, Michelle served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Janice E. Ellis in the Snohomish County Superior Court.

Michelle received her B.A., cum laude, in both Psychology and Art History from the University of Washington in 2008. She then received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law in 2011, where she served as the National Competition Chair of the Moot Court Board, worked as the intellectual property research assistant for Professor Margaret Chon, and was honored twice with the Moot Court Board’s Golden Gavel Award.

Michelle currently serves as the Young Lawyer Liaison to the Washington State Bar Association’s Litigation Section and the Board Chair of the local nonprofit, Vietnamese Friendship Association. Michelle has been a longstanding member and volunteer of the Asian-American legal community, including the Vietnamese-American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW), the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. In 2015, she served as the Co-Chair of the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee. In 2014, she was the President of the VABAW. Michelle is a native Vietnamese speaker and licensed to practice law in Washington and Texas.