Michelle Menken is a licensed Massachusetts attorney who handles appeals in both the Massachusetts State Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She has over 20 years of criminal defense experience.

Michelle Menken is a Top rated criminal appeals lawyer in Massachusetts and has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers five times.


Attorney Menken aims to provide high quality, client-centered legal representation. She approaches each case holistically, getting to know her clients and their goals. Throughout any representation, Attorney Menken will make sure that her clients (and, if the clients so choose, their loved ones) fully understand the legal process, the potential results, and the case status. She regularly consults with her clients to incorporate their ideas and goals. Attorney Menken’s work empowers her clients to stand up and be heard.

The attorney-client relationship is further strengthened by the fact that Ms. Menken personally handles every phase of the appeal. From the assembly of the record, to the briefing, to the oral argument and beyond – from top to bottom – Attorney Menken is hands-on. She is detail oriented and demanding, ensuring that each of her projects is befitting of the finest appellate arenas.

Attorney Menken’s membership in legal organizations and affinity groups, as well as her strong relationships with other professionals in the field, allow her to leverage the collective minds of a wide network of colleagues, including lawyers, social workers, treatment providers, law enforcement agents, and community leaders. She also keeps up to date on emerging trends in the law to preserve her clients’ rights in the future.


Attorney Menken understands how frustrating and disheartening it can be when someone you’ve hired to assist you in a time of great need is uncommunicative. For that reason, Ms. Menken makes every effort to keep her clients informed of developments in their cases and to be personally available via telephone, mobile phone, text message, email, fax, and good-old-fashioned U.S. mail. You will often find her at her desk and on the job outside of normal business hours.


Attorney Menken’s streamlined business model allows her to maintain affordable rates. She firmly believes that any citizen facing the fearsome power of the government should have excellent representation. Her clients span the socio-economic spectrum, and each one gets the same level of care.

To request further information or to set-up an initial consultation, please contact Attorney Michelle Menken