Michelle M. Meshke joined the firm in 2007 and became a shareholder in January 2013. She is a life-long Alaskan, born in Anchorage and raised in Juneau. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense litigation. Her previous legal background includes extensive litigation and courtroom experience in insurance defense and as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska. She represents statewide and national employers and insurance companies. She is also the firm’s representative for the National Workers Compensation Defense Network and a founding board member of Kids’ Chance Alaska, a nonprofit dedicated to educating children of injured workers. She practices before the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board, Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission, and the Alaska Supreme Court. She is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Alaska Bar Association and is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues for clients and continuing education for professionals.