Michelle Trombley is a criminal defense and appeals attorney serving Tri-Cities, WA (Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco, WA) and surrounding areas.

She decided to become an attorney because she was determined to bring aggressive representation and compassionate advocacy to people facing serious criminal charges. She believes that everyone deserves fair and quality legal representation. Michelle Trombley is an experienced attorney with a well-deserved reputation of bringing cases to a successful close through keen advocacy skills.


Michelle attended Seattle University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.  She then went on to Gonzaga Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate and graduated cum laude.

While at Gonzaga, she volunteered for the Northwest Justice Project and worked for the Federal Defenders of Western Washington as well as the Honorable Robert Whaley in the Federal District Court in Spokane.  Michelle also spent the majority of law school working as a professor’s assistant, researching criminal law for Ninth Circuit Appeals as well as academic projects.

Legal Experience in Tri-Cities, WA

Michelle has held public defense contracts in the Benton County District Court as well as the Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Center and has been providing thoughtful, diligent and dedicated representation to her clients since moving back to the Tri-Cities in 2010. Michelle Trombley currently lives in the Tri-Cities with her husband and young son.