Michelle L. Duncan


Michelle has more than a decade of experience representing business entities and professionals in complex civil litigation and pre-suit claims and disputes concerning a range of matters including personal injury, premises liability, professional liability, and employment litigation. She has handled every aspect of civil litigation from developing litigation strategy to arguing contested dispositive motions and trying cases in state and federal courts.  In 2019, Michelle successfully prosecuted a misappropriations of trades secrets and breach of an employment contract case in a Kentucky federal court.

Prior to joining Dinsmore, Michelle was a partner at a mid-sized Kentucky-based litigation firm that specialized in insurance defense.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law  (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Kentucky  (B.B.A., 2004)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
    • Inaugural Gender Equality Committee, member, 2018-present
    • Leadership Academy, 2013
  • Charles W. Anderson, Jr. Bar Association
  • Citizens for Better Judges, member, 2018-present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Women in the Profession Committee, chair, 2013-2014
  • Dress for Success of Louisville Board of Directors, member, 2008-2010


  • Kentucky Rising Stars®
    • Personal Injury Defense (2016-Present)
  • Louisville Business First Magazine, 20 People to Know in Law, May 2020
  • LBA Public Service Committee Award (2021)