Michele Taylor focuses on immigration visa law and criminal defense. She handles all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanors and DUIs to murder. Indeed, she is one of a handful of Kitsap attorneys with capital crime (murder) trial experience. Her 22 years of experience and her track record make her among the most skilled and effective criminal defense attorney in Kitsap County. She also represents military people in courts-martial.
Michele also 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 emphasizes clear and thorough communication with her clients. Thus, arming them with information to make smarter choices throughout the process.
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 and Bainbridge Island offices.