Attorney Profiles

Michelle Hutchinson
Michelle Anne Hutchinson 
Rochester, New York

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Michelle A. Hutchinson is a 1986 graduate of DePaul University College of Law. Prior to receiving her Juris Doctor, she received a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Geography with a concentration in International Trade from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Ms. Hutchinson is licensed to practice law in both New York and Illinois. Prior to the formation of Brown Hutchinson LLP, Ms. Hutchinson served as a Municipal Attorney for the City of Rochester in the area of civil litigation and as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago specializing in civil appellate practice and employment law. Ms. Hutchinson's previous legal experience also includes private practice representing a range of businesses and individual clients. Ms. Hutchinson's current practice includes civil litigation, residential and commercial real estate, and business and employment law.

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Development
  • Business and Employment Law

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1986
  • New York, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1988


  • De Paul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1986
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1983
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
    Major:  Geography with a Concentration in International Trade
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1979
    Major:  Political Science

Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who in Executives & Professionals
  • Leaders in Law Award, The Daily Record, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Rochester Women's Network
  • Rochester Black Bar Association
  • Carlson Metro Center YMCA, Board of Managers
  • Mayor's Biracial Partnerships for Community Progress
  • North Star Commons, CDC, Board President
  • New Life Fellowship, Executive Board Member
  • Priceless Vessels, Inc., Board of Advisers
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Trustee
  • Roland Williams Youth Lifetime Foundation

Past Employment Positions:

  • City of Rochester, New York, Municipal Attorney, 1993 - 1995
  • City of Chicago, Illinois, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1989 - 1993
  • James D. Montgomery and Associates, Chicago, IL, Associate, 1988 - 1989
  • Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd., Chicago, IL, Associate, 1987 - 1988
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, Chicago, IL, Litigation Assistant, 1986 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Member, Board of Elders, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church
  • Member, Mayor's Biracial Partnerships for Community Progress
  • Board President, East Side Community Center