Despite having a thriving practice in California, neither Michelle nor Court had any real roots there. Rather, Court was born and raised in Tacoma, and always wanted to move back home to the great Pacific Northwest. They ultimately did move back to the Seattle area and re-opened Will & Will here. They now proudly protect the rights of clients throughout Western Washington.
About Court & Michelle Will
The Will’s are a husband & wife criminal defense team with over 30 years of combined experience. They have successfully resolved thousands of cases and truly care about each and every one of their clients. They keep a manageable caseload and work tirelessly to ensure their clients are receiving the best possible outcome.
Meet the Wills
Attorney Michelle Will
After becoming one of the youngest graduates of Brooklyn Law School and the managing editor of her law school journal, Michelle began her legal career in civil law, conducting corporate mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring under Chapter 11.
Once she realized she was more well suited for the faster paced lifestyle of the courtroom, Michelle turned her focus to criminal law and became a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Bernardino. In this role, she handled hundreds of cases monthly, prosecuted many criminal trials to verdict, and successfully argued all types of evidentiary hearings.
In addition to trial work, Michelle was effective in settling thousands of cases in their pre-trial stages. Her caseload as a prosecutor covered a broad spectrum of criminal matters from misdemeanor petty thefts and drug crimes to more serious violent felony matters.
After leaving the District Attorney’s office, Michelle joined her husband to form WILL & WILL, a successful criminal defense practice in Southern California. They have since moved their practice to Seattle and surrounding areas. Michelle followed the courtroom that beckoned her and has been using the winning skills she developed as a prosecutor toward helping her clients for the last decade. Michelle is dedicated to understanding her clients’ needs and fighting for their rights.
Attorney Court Will
Court was born and raised in Tacoma and has had an interest in the legal system ever since he can remember. While he always knew he would ultimately make his home in the Pacific Northwest, the draw of the sun and surf beckoned him to Southern California where he completed his undergraduate and law degree at Pepperdine University.
Court also developed a specialty representing those accused of sex crimes through his involvement with Dateline NBC’s To Catch A Predator show. He was the first attorney in the country to take one of these cases to trial. Read about Court’s success with this first case here.Court practiced throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties for nearly a decade before moving back to Washington. Reopening WILL & WILL in the Northwest was a thrill for Court and he is happy to have the opportunity to represent those accused of a crime in his home state. Your constitutional rights are inalienable and Court protects them every step of the way.
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