Michelle (Thomson) Dylan has more than 20 years of criminal defense experience successfully representing clients in state and federal court. During her career, she has consistently obtained favorable results in complex and challenging cases, winning before or at trial on such charges as DUI, domestic violence, marijuana cultivation, and vehicular manslaughter.
Michelle also serves as Of Counsel at Vicente Sederberg Law Firm where she represents cannabis businesses in licensing and regulatory matters.
Michelle has drafted numerous significant motions and appeals, including an Appeal in the California Supreme Court and a Petition for Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. Over the years, Michelle has worked to improve the justice system and bring about systemic change, taking on such projects as challenging the use of juvenile adjudications as strikes under California Three Strikes law, aiding in the creation of a diversion program for minors in traffic cases, and objecting to the scientific foundation related to the automated red light system in San Francisco.
Michelle graduated from Boston College with a dual major in Philosophy and Economics. She received her JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she served as a member of the school’s Law Review and a Tutor in USF’s Student Bar Association Program. Michelle is currently on the Board of Directors of the Queens' Bench Bar Association. and previously served as a Queen’s Bench Mentor. She has judged moot court competitions and has presented in various venues, including at USF and SFLN and at local bar associations.