San Francisco Lawyers Network
Michelle M. Dylan
Principal Attorney
Law Offices of Michelle M. Dylan, Esq.

Michelle (Thomson) Dylan has 17 years of criminal defense experience successfully representing clients in state and federal court. Known for her tenacity and attention to detail, Michelle has gained the respect of clients, colleagues and prosecutors alike. 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 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 the Co-Chair of the Education Committee of Queen's Bench and a Queen's Bench Mentor. She has judged moot court competitions and has presented in various venues, including at USF and SFLN.