Michelle Newton was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts. She graduated from Stonehill College in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as an intern in the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she attended New England School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2009. During law school, she was a member of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement and worked as an intern for a personal injury and domestic relations attorney.
After being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 2009, she began her legal career working as a litigation attorney in a small personal injury law firm, where she was promoted to managing attorney after one year. She is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.