Michelle Wesley practices in the areas of employment law and litigation. Ms. Wesley counsels clients on employment matters including contracts and severance agreements. Ms. Wesley represents clients in the state and federal courts and administrative agencies for claims including Title VII, the Illinois Human Rights Act, the ADA, the ADEA, and FMLA. Ms. Wesley also provides business counselling services on anti-human trafficking and risk assessment measures.
Ms. Wesley has experience successfully trying cases in state and federal court, and has also obtained favorable results in many cases after arguing motions or taking thorough discovery depositions. Prior to joining the Bellows Law Group, P.C., Ms. Wesley was an associate attorney at a leading medical malpractice trial litigation firm in Chicago. Additionally, she worked at an employment law firm in Wheaton, Illinois. As a law student Ms. Wesley served as a legal extern for Chief Judge Ruben Castillo at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Wesley is admitted to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Trial Advocacy I, Legal Writing III, Legal Writing IV, International Human Rights Law, and Family and Employment-Based Immigration Law. Ms. Wesley graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. Upon Graduation from the University of Illinois Ms. Wesley spent a year in Montpellier, France, and taught English to middle school and high school students in the nearby town of Sète.