Michaela Kelley Canterbury
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Michaela Kelley Canterbury has been practicing law for more than 20 years. She primarily focuses on insurance litigation and personal injury cases, but is also known for the successful litigation of sexual assault, workplace harassment, medical malpractice, and other serious physical injuries, helping clients all over south-central Alaska in court, arbitrations, and mediations.
Michaela received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Philosophy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University Law School in Washington. In addition, Michaela is a graduate of Trial Lawyers College, which focuses on providing training for unique litigation methods that top trial lawyers use across the nation.
Michaela has worked as a volunteer moderator and teacher for the Anchorage Youth Court and the Chugiak High School mock trial program. She is the past President of the the Alaska Association of Trial Lawyers and currently sits on the board to advance the professional development of its members. Michaela is also a member of the Alaska and Anchorage Bar Associations and serves on the Lawyers Assistance Committee of the Alaska Bar Association.
Michaela and her husband, Chris, went to the same high school in Chugiak, where she cheered for his hockey team. They now work side by side, have two children, and live in the Eagle River valley.
- Gonzaga University Law School, Washington, DC, 1994. J.D.
- Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1990. B.A. Major: Political Science
- Minor: Philosophy
“I highly recommend Michaela Canterbury! After my car accident I couldn’t imagine dealing with car insurance investigators while also dealing with my injuries. Michaela and her staff handled everything and kept me informed of the case progress every step of the way. Michaela took care of the insurance company so I could focus on healing.”
- Recognition in Continuing Education for Trial Attorneys, Alaska Association for Justice.
Father: "Len" Kelley
Everything started at the firm in 1975 with Michaela’s father. Leonard “Len” Kelley practiced law in Alaska for more than 45 years. He is currently no longer practicing law, but he enjoys spending time with his family, including his daughters and grandchildren.