Michelle V. Lee

Michelle V. Lee

Office:Philadelphia, PA

Michelle is an associate in the Bankruptcy Department at Margolis Edelstein.  She received her law degree from Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. In addition to her studies there, she was selected to join Georgetown’s outstanding Criminal Justice Clinic, where she advocated for impoverished clients before the District of Columbia Superior Court and the United States Parole Commission. Additionally, Michelle was one of just seven law students chosen for a competitive in-house counsel internship with Sodexho Inc., a Fortune 500 Company. Michelle also completed a prestigious judicial clerkship with the Honorable Frederica Massiah-Jackson, President Judge Emeritus, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Michelle is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Michelle has been a presenter at PBI’s 19th, 21st, and 22nd Annual Bankruptcy Institutes and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference’s 27th and 31st Annual Forums. She is a member of the NBA Women’s Lawyer Division, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”), Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, and a Board Member of the People’s Emergency Center.

Michelle received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in International Relations and Japanese Studies. An accomplished double bassist, Michelle performed with the University’s Orchestra, toured China performing Beijing opera, and continues to be devoted to the arts.

Michelle’s attention to detail, proactive nature and ability to adapt quickly to new situations and environments allow her to deliver exceptional service to the firm’s clients, as exemplified by the beneficial and positive outcomes she obtains on their behalf.


  • Georgetown University, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Professional Affiliations:

  • NBA Women's Lawyer Division
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
  • People's Emergency Center