Dellino Named to CJE Board

CJE is pleased to announce that Seattle attorney Michelle Dellino has joined the Board of Directors of Citizens for Judicial Excellence.

Dellino is a highly regarded attorney who is active in her community volunteering with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic and American Cancer Society. As the managing attorney of Dellino Law Group, she leads a dedicated team of attorneys who specialize in criminal defense and family law.

Michelle is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle. Her decision to found Dellino Law Group is grounded in her belief that there is a solution to every problem. Michelle believes clear consistent communication and building relationships matter. Before she began practicing law, Michelle was a retail store manager for Starbucks Coffee Company and worked in the telecommunication industry. She studied politics and philosophy at New York University and Seattle University and then went on to obtain her law degree from Seattle University, Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and a certification in Law & Technology from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Michelle focuses her practice on criminal defense and complex family law. She has handled countless criminal cases, traffic infractions, and family law matters in courts all around Washington State. Before starting Dellino Law Group Michelle worked first for a large public defender office and later other private law firms in the greater Seattle area where she gained extensive experience defending serious criminal charges, DUIs, traffic infractions, and handling family law and estate planning matters. Prior to private practice, Michelle had the privilege of serving as a judicial law clerk in Washington State Superior Court for Kitsap County. As an attorney providing support to four busy trial court judges Michelle analyzed legal motions in all areas of law, especially in cases involving complex issues, and recommended how a judge should rule on the motion. Her work at the Court helped her understand how judges respond to arguments made by attorneys. This experience makes her an extremely effective advocate in the courtroom where she now spends her days fighting hard for her clients.

CJE and its members welcome Michelle to the leadership team! He joins a hard-working Board of Directors who volunteers countless hours to fulfill CJE’s mission to Build a Better Bench, One Seat at a Time.