Michelle Ritchie


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Michelle Nasib Ritchie

Associate Attorney

Michelle Nasib Ritchie is an associate attorney in the Yrulegui & Roberts’ Fresno office. Michelle grew up in Selma, California and went to school in Kingsburg.

After high school she moved to Orange, CA where she attended Chapman University. Michelle received a Bachelors’ Degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Throughout her years in college, Michelle spent her summers back in the Central Valley working on the family farm. Michelle went to law school at Chapman University and worked for an attorney specializing in real estate transactions and corporate law. She also worked as a legal intern for a software company in Orange County. After earning her Juris Doctor degree, she was admitted to the California Bar in January 2021. Michelle moved back to the Central Valley and spends most of her free time outdoors, riding horses, snow skiing, and fishing.

Areas of Practice

Practice is in Workers’ Compensation defense, with primary emphasis on the following areas:

  • Self-Insured Employers
  • Public Entities
  • Serious & Willful Allegations
  • Labor Code §132a
  • Medicare Set-Asides
  • Seasonal Employees
  • Impairment Ratings

Employment History

2021 – Present
Yrulegui & Roberts | Associate Attorney
Fresno, CA

HOTB Software Solutions, LLC | Legal Intern
Irvine, CA

Sokol Law | Legal Assistant/Clerk
Century City, CA


Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Orange, CA – 2020
Juris Doctor

Chapman University
Orange, CA – 2017
Bachelors of Arts, Religious Studies


2021 – The State Bar of California

Professional Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Professionals in Workers’ Compensation
  • Fresno Industrial Claims Association

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