Michelle Miano holds a JD degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law and a BA in the Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Her practice is focused on civil litigation, land and natural resource issues, and tax law in Indian Country. She is licensed in New Mexico state court, the District of New Mexico and Western District of Texas federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
While in law school Michelle was a recipient of the Albert E. Utton Natural Resources Law Award and James E. Sperling Memorial Scholarship Award, co-president of the Environmental Law Society, and spent a semester in Washington, DC as a law clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. She has served on the State Bar of New Mexico Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section and is currently active in the Young Lawyers Division Mentorship Program.
Michelle is committed to serving Native communities and is honored to be sharing this passion through her work at the firm.