About Us

Michelle D. Brodie, Attorney at Law

Michelle D. Brodie graduated from the University of South Carolina cum laude in 1982. She graduated in the top 17% of her class from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986 and was selected for Law Review, one of the highest honors in law school. She was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in 1986, and after clerking for a judge on the South Carolina Court of Appeals for two years was then admitted to the California State Bar in 1988.   Ms. Brodie has been exclusively representing injured workers in California since March 1990.

In June 1996 Ms. Brodie was certified by the State Bar of California as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. Ms. Brodie has been a guest on “Your Legal Rights” on KALW, has been a speaker for the San Francisco Industrial Claims Association, a guest speaker at the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA), and was selected as Attorney of the Year 2009 by the San Francisco Chapter of CAAA. She also served as the President of the San Francisco Chapter of CAAA from 2011 to 2012.


 

Amanda N. Poe, Attorney at Law

Amanda N. Poe is an associate attorney with the Law Office of Michelle D. Brodie.  Ms. Poe currently dedicates her entire practice time to representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims and appealing denials of social security disability.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Carolina University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law. She was previously admitted to practice law in North Carolina before moving to San Francisco. She is admitted to practice law in California and is a member of the State Bar of California Workers’ Compensation Section and the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA).  Currently Ms. Poe is the president of the San Francisco Chapter of the CAAA.   As a licensed lawyer, Ms. Poe loves meeting new clients, answering tough questions, and doing what is necessary to get injured workers the benefits they deserve.


 

Vanessa Aguilar, Attorney at Law

Vanessa Aguilar is an associate attorney with the Law Office of Michelle D. Brodie. Ms. Aguilar graduated as an attorney in her native country of Nicaragua and has a Master’s Degree in International Transactions and Comparative Law from the University of San Francisco.   She is a member of the California State Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco as well as the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association (CAAA).  Prior to being admitted as an attorney in California, she worked as a paralegal in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties. Ms. Aguilar is sensitive to the diverse culture and backgrounds of her clients and is committed to representing  injured workers in their workers’ compensation claims and getting them the benefits they deserve and need to re-enter the work force after the devastating effects of a work injury.