Michelle Murdock

Michelle Murdock, a native of Sacramento, California, comes from a long line of social justice advocates. She specialized in Family and Immigration Law at Hofstra University in New York, excelling in research, writing, and oral presentations, and exercising her strong leadership skills in collaborative work. A natural communicator, prior to law school, Michelle enjoyed success as a technical writer, speaker, and high-profile journalist in Silicon Valley, where she documented the birth of the commercial use of the internet in the early '90s. After attending law school, she applied her research, interview, and mediation skills in representing foster children in California's dependency system.
Michelle is an Honors graduate in History from the University of California Santa Cruz, with an emphasis on intellectual history and languages including German and French. Her passion for Latin culture, in particular, led her to living in Guatemala, where she developed a deeper understanding of the challenges facing people emigrating from Latin America to the US. While there, she also acquired conversational fluency in Spanish. Her interests are diverse, including cooking, music, and cycling. She is a member of the California Bar.

Bar Memberships



Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Uniondale, NY
J.D., 2009

University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
B.A. with Honors, History, 1993


Basic conversational Spanish