Perspective is one of Mishael’s strengths. Mishael has lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the United States, and has developed a sense of perspective that allows her to connect with clients, their stories, and the complex legal problems that bring them to our firm. A graduate from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia, Mishael was especially drawn to hands-on experiences in school. She interned at Fortune 500 Company, NCR, in their Litigation Department, where she focused on contract disputes, business disputes, employment litigation, ERISA litigation, and was involved in delivering a department-wide topical presentation on the Internet of Things (IoT).
Mishael has had the distinct pleasure of interning at the Georgia Court of Appeals, with Justice Bethel, who is now currently serving on the Supreme Court of Georgia. There, she spent time honing her legal research and writing skills and also developed a strong sense of what it means to be an effective advocate for clients, both inside and outside the courtroom. Mishael was selected on the University of Georgia School of Law’s award-winning Moot Court Team, in which she competed in competitions and ultimately won, Best Oralist in the Talmadge Moot Court Competition. To gain further “on-your-feet” training, Mishael joined the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law, where she successfully represented domestic violence survivors in their TRO hearings in Clarke County Superior Court. Further, she studied at the University of Oxford taking courses in EU law, conducting research, and ultimately drafting a dissertation on semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles and the law. Prior to happily landing in Georgia, Mishael studied at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is a proud native of Canada.
Before pursuing a career in law, she spent a couple of years working in the non-profit sector on human rights issues, including but not limited to, immigrant and migrant rights, labor issues, gender equality, ending gender violence, and disaster relief. Among her many projects and achievements during that time, she managed and sent nearly $1,000,000.00 in humanitarian aid to Haiti after the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, and to countries like Nicaragua, Kenya, Iraq, and Guatemala.
In her spare time, Mishael enjoys exploring new corners of the world, reading, archery, kayaking, and spending time with loved ones.
As a first-year associate at Cooper, Barton & Cooper, Mishael has the necessary perspective to work in our Macon community serving a diversity of clients with their legal needs. She looks forward to working with you.
- University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2018
- McGill University, 2009
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