Michelle S. Nesbett

Ms. Nesbett joined the firm in 2020.  She started her legal career as a prosecutor with the State of Alaska, where she honed her skills as an excellent trial attorney.  After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, she opened and managed the law firm of Nesbett & Nesbett, PC for ten years.  Her practice at Nesbett & Nesbett, PC consisted of a wide variety of civil and criminal matters.  Ms. Nesbett’s breadth of experience includes practicing before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, professional negligence claims, Qui Tam actions, False Claims Act violations, property disputes, and criminal defense.  She now focuses her practice primarily on federal white-collar criminal defense, professional negligence and complex civil litigation matters.

In 2019, Ms. Nesbett was awarded the designation of “Super Lawyer,” which recognizes those lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Ms. Nesbett also participates in her community, including serving as the Chair on the Board of Directors for Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center.

Michelle S. Nesbett

Practice Areas

White Collar Criminal Defense
Professional Negligence
Complex Civil Litigation
Appellate Law


University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)
University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. 2001)

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional and Community Activities

Board Chair, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
Mediation Panel, Alaska Bar Association
Federal Bar Association, Alaska Chapter
Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers

Representative Experience