Michelle A. Ross
Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a minor in Legal Studies and a Related Area/Minor in Italian from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, magna cum laude. In 2013, she earned her Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law. While attending law school, she was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team, competing in two national competitions, and was inducted into the Louis L. Manderino Honor Society. She also received the Pro Bono Program Certificate of Recognition.
Before graduation, Michelle interned with two Common Pleas Judges in Allegheny County (family and criminal), and worked at two small law firms (liquor licensing and oil and gas). Upon graduation, Michelle worked for a general practice attorney in Beaver County, practicing in the areas of family, criminal, estate, civil, and municipal law.
She then became an Assistant Public Defender in Beaver County where she participated in numerous hearings and pleas, and argued before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Michelle received numerous court appointments and represented parental rights for Dependency/CYS actions. Michelle also worked at a law firm in Wexford, PA, practicing solely workers’ compensation defense.
Michelle joined The Elder Law Office of Olimpi & Kramer, LLC., in November of 2016. She is an active member of the Beaver County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division. She is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Duquesne Alumni Association. She continues to represent parental rights in dependency actions through court appointments.
Michelle is licensed to practice law in both the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania.
Originally, Michelle is from Monroeville, PA, but currently lives in the city of Pittsburgh. She enjoys snowboarding, kayaking, camping, hiking, and rock climbing with her boyfriend.