Michel is the Managing Principal of Margalit Injury Lawyers. She has been recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria as an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne, and a second Master of Applied Laws (Wills and Estates) from the College of Law.
Michel was recognised by the Doyle’s Guide in both 2021 and 2022 rankings of Victoria’s Best Lawyers, as a “Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff)” and “Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff)”. This is a special recognition as the rankings are voted by Victoria’s defendant insurance lawyers.
Michel sits on the Australian Lawyers Alliance Committee where she holds an executive position. In addition to this, she sits on the Law Institute of Victoria’s Workers’ Compensation Committee. Michel regularly provides media commentary, has had her legal writing published and speaks at continuing professional development seminars. Her published works include: ‘The Metropolitan Remand Centre Riot: Where duties collide’ published in Precedent magazine and ‘The Probate Caveat Conundrum’ co-authored with Carol McOmish and published in the Law Institute Journal.
Michel is a fearless advocate. She has acted in high profile cases, including a series of litigation against Crown Casino regarding the assaults of patrons by security personnel. She practices in TAC, WorkCover, public liability and common law claims including those to recover compensation for victims of violent assault and sexual assault.
Social justice has always been of paramount importance to Michel and she ensures that these values remain central to the heart of the firm. She is dedicated to ensuring each and every client receives carefully considered legal advice and representation.