Michelle A. Christy is a litigator and advisor, representing clients in employment matters in a wide array of industries – including medical, agricultural, entertainment, healthcare, retail, and real estate. She has secured successful results for clients at all stages of litigation from pre-litigation resolution through appeal. Michelle has also successfully defended clients in administrative proceedings before both state and federal agencies, acting as both an advocate and counselor.

Prior to joining Littler, Michelle represented government entities in employment, civil rights, and data practices matters. During law school, she interned in Ramsey County District Court and competed on the Jessup International Moot Court Competition Team. Michelle has also volunteered as a mediator in Hennepin County Housing and Harassment Courts.


Professional & Community Affiliations


Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association


Minnesota State Bar Association


Participant, Jessup Moot Court

University of Minnesota Law School


News, Analysis & Press

Untangling the Web of an Employer's Obligation to Provide Employees Leave: The Minnesota Parental Leave Act

Minnesota Defense, V.43, 1

September 2022

Playing a Support Role During a COVID-19 Jury Trial

The Voice V.29, 50

December 2020

When a Writ of Mandamus is Required to Compel the Enforcement in a Zoning Matter

For the Defense

June 2020


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2020
  • B.A., Whitman College, 2017cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota