Experienced in all levels of Criminal Defense and Post-conviction Relief
Michele Taylor focuses on Criminal Defense, including Post-conviction Relief, and Family Immigration Visas. She handles all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanors and DUIs to murder. Post-conviction relief includes appeals and post-conviction motions. In addition, she does the restoration of Firearms Rights. Formerly a King County prosecutor she has excellent experience in representing the accused with skill and determination. Indeed, she is one of a handful of Kitsap attorneys with capital crime (murder) trial experience. Her 24 years of experience and her track record make her among the most skilled and effective criminal defense attorneys in Kitsap County. She also represents military people in courts-martial.
Unites families seeking U.S. Visas for family members
In addition to representing the accused, Michele focuses on uniting families who are seeking U.S. visas for family members. U.S. citizens may sponsor petitions for parents, spouses, and unmarried children under 21. There are unlimited visas for these relatives. In addition, citizens may sponsor older children, and younger married children and siblings, however, fewer of these visas are available. As a U.S. citizen, you may also petition for a fiancé who is residing overseas. If you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), you may petition for certain family members, though you will qualify to petition for fewer categories of family members. As a lawful permanent resident, the family members you may petition for are limited to your spouse, adult unmarried child, and minor child. In addition, the number of visas available to relatives of permanent residents is restricted.
Prior to joining our firm, Michele worked as an attorney at the King County Prosecutors Office and the US Coast Guard. Michele received her degree in history in 1994, and her law degree in 1997, both from Gonzaga University.
Michele welcomes French and Spanish-speaking clients
Michele emphasizes clear and thorough communication with her clients. Thus, arming them with information to make smarter choices throughout the process. Michele is assisted by a fluent Spanish and French speaker and they welcome French and Spanish speaking clients.
- Washington, 1997
- Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
J.D., cum laude – 1997
- Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
B.A., magna cum laude – 1994
Past Employment Positions
- King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 2000 – 2009
- The United States Coast Guard, Lieutenant, 1997 – 2000
Criminal law and immigration attorney appointments are available at our Port Orchard office.