Michelle Phaneuf is an Associate Attorney at the Law Office of Karen Winston where she focuses on family-based immigration and humanitarian forms of relief. Michelle represents clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Immigration Courts. Michelle is licensed by the Supreme Court of Florida and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Michelle is driven and motivated by her own family’s immigration experience, her great-grandmother naturalized on February 29, 1932, and by her personal experiences in traveling to over 26 countries. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida, her Master of Science degree in International Affairs from Florida State University, and her Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law. During her undergraduate program, Michelle studied abroad in London, UK and interned in the Houses of Parliament. While pursuing her Master’s degree, Michelle studied at the esteemed Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. During law school, Michelle represented clients in the Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic under Professor Ericka Curran, earning a Pro Bono award for over 600 pro bono hours of service.