July 4, 2022

Volume XII, Number 185


Michelle Y. Francois

Michelle Y. Francois assists clients with government contracts matters such as bid protests, claims and procurement research, and federal litigation. Michelle has significant experience representing public and private clients in various stages of litigation. She drafts legal documents, represents clients in court conferences and other administrative proceedings, takes depositions, and represents clients in mediations and settlement negotiations. Michelle has represented municipalities in litigation against public and private entities in §1983, land use, and taxation actions. She has also counseled elected officials and government staff on issues including land use and zoning, public records and open meetings, compliance with state regulations, and constitutional matters.

Before entering the private sector, Michelle completed internships at the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Ohio as well as a judicial externship with the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2015, Senior Submissions Editor – Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • Columbia University, B.A., 2011

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio


  • American Bar Association

Articles in the National Law Review database by Michelle Y. Francois