About Us

Michelle D. Brodie, Attorney at Law

With nearly 30 years of experience Michelle Brodie has been fighting hard for injured workers in California since 1990.  In June 1996, Michelle was certified by the State Bar of California as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.   She 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.

Michelle  graduated from the University of South Carolina cum laude in 1982. She graduated near the top of her class from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1986 and was on Law Review, one of the highest honors in law school. She was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in 1986, and to the California State Bar in 1988.   Michelle is committed to fighting for injured workers and getting them the benefits they need and deserve.


Amanda N. Poe, Attorney at Law

Amanda N. Poe is an associate attorney with the Law Office of Michelle D. Brodie and a certified specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law as certified by the State Bar of California April 30, 2019.  Ms. Poe currently dedicates the majority of her practice to representing injured workers in workers’ compensation claims but also represents severely disabled workers applying for social security disability benefits.  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. Now 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).   Ms. Poe is a past president of the San Francisco Chapter of the CAAA.   As an attorney, Ms. Poe loves meeting new clients, answering tough questions, and doing what is necessary to get injured workers the benefits they deserve.  Ms. Poe earned her workers’ compensation certification approval this year after completing all of the rigorous requirements!


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 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.