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Michelle Brizes

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Court of Claims Defense Section

Office: 614-466-7447

After law school, Michelle represented the City of Columbus in criminal prosecutions as an Assistant City Prosecutor and later in civil matters as Senior Assistant City Attorney.  In 2010, she relocated to Cleveland and spent time in private practice and electronic discovery management.  Michelle returned to her roots in both Columbus and public service by joining the Attorney General’s Office in 2019.  Her practice is concentrated largely in defending negligence, false imprisonment, defamation, and other claims on behalf of various state agencies and universities.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D.
  • Wittenberg University, B.A.