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Michelle "Shelly" Behan

Behan Ramsell PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime...
  • Arizona
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Summary

Michelle is a 2013 graduate of the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. While in law school, Michelle was an active participant in the Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic, where she acted as defense counsel for indigent Veterans charged with criminal misdemeanors. Michelle’s zealous advocacy on behalf of Veterans led to her selection by the Law School Faculty to present an amicus curiae brief (on behalf of the defendant) to the Federal Court of Appeals for the U.S. Armed Forces, the highest military court in the country.

Following graduation, Michelle worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the Tucson City Public Defender’s Office. She has tried several cases to juries, and argued numerous evidentiary and legal hearings involving a variety of different legal issues. For her efforts, Michelle was awarded the 2015 Tucson Women’s Commission Rising Star Award.

Michelle is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Michelle brings a unique set of skills to criminal defense work, having served in the United States Navy, and having worked as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation prior to attending law school. Michelle brings the same intelligence, focus and attention to detail that lead to her selection to serve as an FBI Agent to every case she handles as an attorney.

Education
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
J.D. (2013)
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Behan Ramsell PLLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
Nesci & St. Louis, PLLC
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Assistant City Public Defender
Tucson Public Defender's Office
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Law Clerk and Associate Attorney
Law Office of Michael Harwin
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Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Enlisted Cryptologist
United States Navy
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Speaking Engagements
Butler, McNeely, and Valenzuela - Where do we go From Here?, Arizona Public Defender's Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Public Defender's Association
Cross-Examination of the DUI Arresting Officer, Arizona Public Defender's Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Public Defender's Association
Impeachment of the DUI Arresting Officer, Back to Basics - DUI and Traffic Defense, Naperville, IL
Illinois Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys
Impeachment of the DUI Arresting Officer, Three Days in a Nutshell, Oak Brook, IL
Cook County Public Defender's Association
Impeachment of the DUI Arresting Officer, Arizona Public Defender's Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Public Defender's Association
Necessary Pre-Trial Motions, AACJ DWI Spring Conference, Tucson, AZ
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Necessary Pre-Trial Motions, State Bar Annual DUI Update, Tucson, AZ
Arizona State Bar Association
Cross-Examination Break-Out Session, 2017 Summer Session, Cambridge, Massachusetts
National College for DUI Defense
Co-Leading a breakout session for the National College for DUI Defense, at their 2017 Summer Session in Cambridge, Massachusetts Michelle Behan worked with attendees on cross-examination techniques with former NCDD Dean Steve Oberman.
Writing Winning Appeals, 2016 Summer Session, Cambridge, Massachusetts
National College for DUI Defense
speaking for the National College for DUI Defense, at their 2016 Summer Session in Cambridge, Massachusetts Michelle Behan will educate attendees about drafting and arguing winning appellate briefs in a lecture with Wheaton, Illinois attorney Donald J. Ramsell.
Awards
Rising Star Award
Tucson Women’s Commission
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense
Faculty
- Current
Activities: Presentation, Appellate Writing, Summer Session 2016 Presentation, Cross-Examination, Summer Session 2017
Arizona State Bar
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Traffic Tickets
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
1 South Church Ave., Suite 1200
Tucson, AZ 85701
USA
Telephone: (520) 220-5047