Michelle Holmes has been practicing law for over Twenty years and is a leader in representing individuals who have been discriminated against in the workplace, injured or wrongfully accused.  She also provides fierce representation in the area of family law, including custody disputes, alimony and distribution of marital assets. During her tenure, she has taken numerous federal and state cases to trial and is an experienced and aggressive litigator.  She has appeared in the Superior Courts across the State of Connecticut, the Supreme Court for Connecticut, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Holmes also handles administrative proceedings, including appearing before the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Unemployment Appeals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration.  She has spoken on behalf of plaintiff’s civil rights before our State Legislature and was instrumental in the overhaul of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections Sexual Harassment policies and procedures.  

She is a graduate from Quinnipiac School of Law where she received high honors in the areas of Connecticut Constitutional Law, Trial Practice and Appellate Advocacy.  She then clerked and worked for Attorney Karen Lee Torre, leading civil rights attorney from New Haven and Attorney Elliot Spector from West Hartford, providing Municipal Defense particularly to police officers across the State of Connecticut.  The Law Office of Michelle N. Holmes has been established since 2005.  Michelle Holmes has the innate ability to see the questions of law from both a plaintiff and defense perspective thereby giving her and her clients a distinct advantage in the Courts or Administrative arena.  She is a true litigator and not afraid to go to trial or take matters on appeal.  As result, her cases are often resolved even before trial in the most satisfactory manner for her clients.Attorney Holmes is a Literacy Volunteer in Waterbury and United Way.  She is a member of the Waterbury Bar Association, New Haven Bar Association, and previous American Inns of Court member.   Michelle is a devoted mother to her Twelve year old son and consummate soccer mom.

Admission Details

  • 1998, Connecticut
  • 1999, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School Attended

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law, Class of 1998, J.D.

University Attended

  • Central Connecticut State University, Class of 1994, B.S.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    I am very thankful to have had Michelle as my attorney. She was professional, supportive, and dedicated to providing the best legal services available to me as a client. She was not only effective at explaining the process but was always ...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    It was a great experience working with Michelle she was on top of everything she did exactly what I wanted and more. I would go to her again if I need to and I would recommend her to anyone she was very compassionate she cared and that's w...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Attorney Holmes is absolutely fantastic! I had an employment agreement that I needed counsel on and Attorney Holmes turned it around within a day and provided her feedback and recommendations for me to move forwards. I cannot express how mu...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Working with Michelle was a great experience. I highly recommend her and will continue to go to her for any legal concerns. She spent a lot of time getting to know me and my case when other lawyers would not listen.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    She treats you like you a member of her family and she gets the job done Hard working and responsive I would highy recommend her

    — Client