Michelle (MJ) is the owner and President of MJ West and has an extensive background in the legal field. Starting in 2000, Michelle began her journey in the legal professional with her first job as a legal assistant for a general practice attorney in upstate New York. It was here where she gained a plethora of knowledge and experience in many different areas of law before moving on to a firm specializing in Intellectual Property and Entertainment. Having worked as a Paralegal for one of Richmond, Virginia’s top Intellectual Property Law firms, Michelle gained a wealth of experience in these areas and found the area of law she was passionate about and wanted to make a career from.
Further adding to her knowledge, personal experiences allowed her to delve into Immigration Law, gaining knowledge and experience in this area as well, namely in the filing of I-130 Petitions and I-485 Applications.
Michelle began her educational pursuant in 2008 at the University of Phoenix where she studied Criminal Justice. Further continuing her education, Michelle received her Master’s degree in Legal Studies with an emphasis in Intellectual Property and Music Law in 2014 and is planning to attend law school in the fall of 2016 where she will continue to pursue an emphasis on Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law.
Although versed in many different areas of law, Michelle's passion in the entertainment industry continues to grow. Combining her love of the law with this industry, Michelle expanded into music management, where she currently represents a multi-talented artist and actor, Isaiah Seward aka Saiah.
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, University of Phoenix April 2012
Master of Science in Legal Studies, Kaplan University, October 2014