Michelle Villanueva-Skura Esq.

Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney in Chandler
Owner

Michelle Villanueva-Skura is both a personal injury and criminal defense attorney with a passion for individual rights, government accountability, and personal freedom. Her background in insurance defense and personal injury makes Michelle an aggressive advocate for her clients. Michelle serves her community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding law enforcement and the prosecution to the standards imposed by both the state and federal Constitution.

Michelle earned her bachelors in Comparative Literature from the University of Miami in 1997. During her undergraduate years, Mrs. Skura studied abroad at the University of Oxford. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Michelle worked as a licensed litigation examiner settling thousands of complex injury and wrongful death claims. Michelle left her career in claims to earn her Juris Doctorate graduating in the top of her class while receiving multiple CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for her achievement in subjects such as Insurance Litigation and Constitutional Law.

She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, Los Abogados, and Hispanic National Bar Association. In her spare time, Michelle volunteers her time with the Latina Mentoring Project, advancing the Hispanic legal community, and the Arizona Animal Welfare League. Michelle is a bilingual member of our team which serves her well in assisting our clients’ needs.

Elliot Briggs Esq.

Criminal Defense Attorney & Former Maricopa County Prosecutor
Partner

Elliot Briggs is a former Maricopa County Prosecutor with a high win rate. He has handled thousands of criminal cases from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Elliot is an experienced trial attorney. He has handled many trials both as a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and as a private Criminal Defense Attorney.

Elliot Earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Virginia University. He was a member of the school’s legal forum and a member of the basketball team. It is his competitive nature and passion for law that drives him to fight for and defend his clients.

Elliot Briggs graduated Cum Laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. While in law school, he interned for the North Carolina Seventh Prosecutorial District where he learned the ins and outs of criminal law. He also volunteered for Legal Aid of North Carolina where he assisted clients in housing and domestic violence cases.

Elliot Briggs is passionate about his clients and ensuring that he secures the best possible outcomes. He is a valued member and partner in our law firm.

Kourtnie Richey

Senior Criminal Paralegal

Kourtnie Richey is a battle tested criminal paralegal who has handled hundreds of complex criminal cases and assisted in felony trials. Kourtnie graduated in 2009 at the top of her class focusing on paralegal studies. She immediately went to work in private practice and has single handedly managed successful criminal law firms. Ms. Richey is also experience in Injury law and has negotiated mutli-million dollars in settlements.

She is an Arizona native who has a passion for Criminal Law and Civil liberties. Ms. Richey has a love for animal rights and donates her time to working with the homeless population. Kourtnie is invaluable member of our team and fights ferociously for her clients. Our Clients our in good hands with Ms. Richey.

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