Michelle A. Wahab is an associate attorney in the firm’s Fairfax office. She represents community associations across Northern Virginia and provides boards of directors with legal advice and litigation services in both their daily operations and for long-term planning. Her practice areas include contract negotiations, governing document reviews, dispute resolution, drafting and amending bylaws and regulations, reviewing and negotiating lease agreements, covenant and rule enforcement, Fair Housing Act violations, and collections. Michelle also frequently makes court appearances for her clients and handles both trials and return dockets in the General District and Circuit Courts of Virginia.
After graduating from the American University Washington College of Law in 2018 and passing the Virginia Bar that July, Michelle practiced as a family and criminal defense attorney in Northern Virginia, where she represented clients in divorce, custody, protective order, and criminal matters. She gained experience drafting settlement agreements and contracts, first-chairing contested custody trials, conducting and reviewing piles of discovery, and handling complex and emotional disputes – ultimately preparing her for the family law of real estate in community associations practice. Michelle has built rapport with the judges and court staff across Northern Virginia through her experience and has additionally made oral arguments and entered briefs for the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Michelle loves to spend her free time hiking, creative writing, and perusing local farmers’ markets. She also volunteers for local elections to preserve voting rights and assists Afghan refugees with acclimation.
- American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D., 2018
- Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, B.A. Psychology, 2015
- Virginia, 2018
- Virginia State Bar