Michala grew up in the Shoalhaven and attended the University of Wollongong, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Michala was admitted to practice in 2011. In 2020 Michala attained her status as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, which is an acknowledgement of her expertise in the area of family law.
Shortly after graduating, Michala pursued her passion for Family Law by accepting a position as an associate in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. This position provided Michala with some amazing insight into family law litigation and court processes, providing a great base for her future work as a family law practitioner.
Prior to opening Insight Legal Solutions, Michala worked as a solicitor in the Shoalhaven area from 2012 until 2019. Michala has practised primarily in the areas of family law, wills and estates. Michala also has experience in traffic offences and domestic violence matters. Michala has extensive experience in family law Court matters and has represented her clients in a range of matters, including complex property matters and serious parenting matters with significant risks of harm.
Michala has been mentored by very well-respected solicitors and benefited from the support of extremely experienced administrative support staff. Michala has worked with a diverse range of clients and legal matters leading her to be a realistic, approachable and confident practitioner.
In the past Michala has been a serving member in a number of community based organisations including the Shoalhaven Family Law Pathways Steering Committee, the Shoalhaven Business Association, and the Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre. Michala has also worked with the Domestic Violence Practitioner Scheme. Whilst her two young children are eating into Michala’s volunteer time at present, Michala continues to work with and support the operations of these associations and hopes to be involved further into the future