Michelle Ronan



ASSISTANT: Patty Loisel
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Michelle primarily practices in the areas of estate planning and business law.

Through her estate planning practice, Michelle serves as a trusted advisor to individuals and families of all levels of sophistication seeking to create or revise their estate plan. Michelle focuses on developing custom approaches designed to meet the needs of each client, from a practical and efficient plan for moderate estates to sophisticated planning for more complex estates.

Michelle’s transaction work focuses on assisting closely held business owners with business formation, operating agreements, contract review, formation of 501(c)(3) non-profits, and buy/sell agreements.

Beyond estate planning and business law, Michelle has extensive experience in commercial litigation. Her broad expertise enables her to offer holistic legal guidance to clients facing diverse estate planning and business needs.

Michelle has been recognized repeatedly as a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star, Best Lawyers in America One to Watch, and Phoenix Magazine Top Attorney.

Michelle is a third-generation Arizonan. She attended both Arizona State University and University of Arizona (but is a loyal Wildcat).

Professional Experience

  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance, Member, 2019- present
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member, 2012- present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 2013- 2021
  • J.D., The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2011
  • B.S., Arizona State University, Justice Studies Cum Laude, 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2013
Awards & Recognition

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top lawyer 2023

Community Involvement
  • Ryan House, Board of Directors, 2020
  • Ryan House, Marketing and Development, Committee Member, 2020
  • Voices for CASA Children Volunteer, 2014- Present
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Volunteer, 2010-2012
  • The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Volunteer 2010
Seminars & Presentations

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