Mischelle R. Fulgham is a litigator licensed in both Idaho and Washington. She loves practicing law because her passion is helping people solve problems. Her motto is to “just do the work.” Mischelle graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Western New England University School of Law. Mischelle’s practice areas include complex litigation, real estate disputes, land use, and development cases, and breach of contract claims. She credits the late U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day O’Connor as inspirations in her law career.
On her desk, you’ll find old-school number 2 pencils and pictures of her children. An avid reader, Mischelle can’t pick a favorite book but is currently enjoying A Promised Land by Barack Obama and The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates.
Mischelle gives back to her community as a volunteer for USA Swimming as a Certified Stroke and Turn Official and she offers pro bono services for cases through the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program. She starts most mornings with a run and coffee, not necessarily in that order, and loves training for triathlons, reading, walking her dogs, and hanging out with her family.
What’s your biggest career achievement so far?
Repeatedly prevailing in a case that was appealed all the way to the United States Supreme Court.
What made you want to work at Smith + Malek?
The people are amazing. They are incredibly skilled and competent attorneys and staff, and genuinely nice people.
What’s one of your biggest life goals?
To complete Kustjagaren Karlskrona, a 20-mile swim-run competition between ten islands in Sweden.