Michelle Correll, Lawyer

Email: michelle@correll-lawfirm.com
Phone: (310) 425-3866
Fax: (310) 943-2212

Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
•   J.D., 2003
Rice University, Houston, TX
•   B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1999
•   B.A. Managerial Studies, 1999

Bar Admissions
•   State Bar of California
•   The Florida Bar
•   District of Columbia Bar

Michelle J. Correll

Michelle J. Correll is an accomplished trial lawyer whose practice focuses on business litigation and trust and estate litigation.  Her clients include individuals, small and large businesses, and even other attorneys.

Prior to starting her own practice in 2011, Michelle honed her litigation skills at two of the nation’s largest and most respected law firms, Latham & Watkins and Quinn Emanuel.

In her spare time, Michelle does Ironman triathlons.  She has completed eight Ironman races (Arizona, Lake Placid [x2], Cozumel, Santa Rosa, Boulder, Wisconsin, and Florida).  Her goal is to someday race in Kona.

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2016-2024
Southern California Rising Star, 2013-2015
Up-and-Coming 100: 2015 Southern California Rising Stars
Up-and-Coming 50: 2015 Women Southern California Rising Stars

Michelle Correll, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers Magazine, Southern California Rising Stars (2015): The Five-Tool Player – Inspired by an injustice, bored by the CIA, business litigator Michelle J. Correll keeps moving

Notable Victories

  • Prevailed at trial in an action by heirs to the estate of singer and songwriter Hank Ballard (“The Twist,” “Finger Poppin’ Time”) to remove the administrator of the estate
  • Prevailed at trial for an architect in a lawsuit brought by a gym alleging fraud, negligence, and breach of contract arising out of the architect’s work on the gym, and obtained a verdict for the architect on his cross-claims against the gym for non-payment
  • Obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a lawsuit regarding the ownership rights to an apartment building
  • Successfully defended against an appeal of a court order upholding the enforceability of a settlement agreement
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of an attorney and law firm sued by a former client
  • Obtained a patent infringement judgment against a manufacturer of pavers
  • Obtained dismissal, pursuant to the California anti-SLAPP statute, of a lawsuit filed by a Santa Monica housing cooperative against one of its shareholders
  • Obtained dismissal, pursuant to the California anti-SLAPP statute, of a lawsuit against an attorney and law firm filed by a former client
  • Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a former LAUSD employee against a pension company

Representative Matters

  • Represented the plaintiff in the jury trial of a legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty case against the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP
  • Represented a former executive of a Los Angeles real estate development company in lawsuits brought by the City of Los Angeles and City of Glendale alleging fraud in connection with the development of low-income housing
  • Represented an aviation management company in a contract dispute with its client
  • Represented a publicly traded, mobile payments company in a lawsuit arising out of its purchase of certain assets of a merchant services company
  • Represented a recycler of construction debris in disputes with local municipalities
  • Represented an alcoholic beverage company in trademark litigation
  • Represented hotels accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Represented business owners in disputes with their business partners
  • Represented trustees, executors, administrators, and beneficiaries in disputes over decedents’ estates and trusts