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On this week’s Wealthy Woman Lawyer® Podcast, we speak with Michelle Dellino. Michelle is the Managing Attorney of Dellino Law Group. Seattle-based Dellino Law Group focuses on family law matters, including intimate relationships, asset dissolution, domestic violence, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; criminal defense; and estate planning.

Michelle, who was forced to face her own mortality when she was diagnosed with cancer at the tender age of 24, fears little now. That fearlessness and knowing that life can be cut short in an instant, has led her to take risks with much greater ease than she might have otherwise. Leaving job security to start her own law firm. Check. Taking her paralegal with her. Check. Quickly expanding and growing her firm to include a team of 10. Check. Check.

We chat with Michelle about not only her life experiences that led her down this path, but also her growth secrets including:

  • Her decision to hire and grow a team quickly so she could impact more people in need of legal services
  • Finding confidence and battling imposter syndrome as a woman in the law field
  • The qualities of a strong and successful leader
  • Incorporating wellness into professional spaces (and offering a one-of-a-kind employee benefit)
  • Advice for cultivating a team of shared core values
  • And more.