Defending Against DUI And Criminal Charges
In Illinois Since 1986

Rated By | Super Lawyers | Donald J. Ramsell | 10 Years
Super Lawyers
Recommended By Peers For | Leading Lawyers Network | The Top Lawyers
Avvo Rating | 10.0 | Superb | Top Attorney | DUI
DCBA | DuPage County Bar Association Member
National College For DUI Defense | General Member
Avvo | Clients Choice | 2012 | DUI
Preeminent | AV | LexisNexis | Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards And Legal Ability

Michelle Edens

  • Associate Attorney


Wheaton, IL






Michelle Edens was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She earned a Bachelor's Degree with Honors from Southern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree from William Woods University in Missouri with High Honors, and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in California.

Before joining Ramsell and Associates as an associate attorney, Michelle spent years working in a private practice criminal defense firm where she developed keen legal research and legal writing skills. She excelled in her ability to articulate complex legal issues into motions and successfully present the issues in court with positive outcomes. Since 2016, Michelle has been licensed to practice law in Illinois where she started her career as a private criminal defense attorney. For years, Michelle has zealously been defending hundreds of clients facing legal matters from minor traffic offenses to DUI, driving while license is suspended/revoked, fleeing and eluding, theft, assault and battery, drug possession and manufacturing/delivering, gun charges, forgery, to homicide cases. Additionally, her experience and dedication to working with adolescents facing criminal charges, adults struggling with addiction, and individuals with various mental health diagnosis has resulted in her clients securing positive outcomes in juvenile court, mental health court, and drug court. Her reputation as an aggressive courtroom litigator also extends to formal hearings with the Illinois Secretary of State, as well as court hearings to expunge and seal criminal records.  

Michelle works diligently to advocate for her clients by aggressively negotiating positive resolutions. However, when justice requires, Michelle has earned a reputation for her ability to strategically fight and win both bench and jury trials.

Michelle was awarded, “Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40,” and continues to participate as an active member of the DuPage and Chicago Bar Associations.

Outside of the courtroom, Michelle enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and dogs, working out, and listening to a variety of music.

Areas Of Practice

  • Traffic
  • DUI
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2016


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2014
  • William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri
    • M.Ed. - 2011
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Major: Elementary Education

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association