Michelle Nesbett

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Anchorage, Alaska

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot
Michelle Nesbett
Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Alaska since: 2007

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot

510 L Street
Suite 700
Anchorage, AK 99501 Visit website


Michelle S. Nesbett is a senior attorney at the law firm of Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot. She aggressively and diligently advocates for the rights and liberties of the residents of Anchorage, Alaska, who are accused of federal and state criminal charges, including white collar crimes such as copyright infringement, cybercrimes, embezzlement, wage and identity theft, fraud, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, labor racketeering, money laundering and forgery. 

An erstwhile criminal prosecutor of the state of Alaska, Ms. Nesbett is familiar with her area's court proceedings and the criminal justice system and has obtained many favorable results for her clients over her career spanning 15-plus years. She also has experience handling professional liability, complex commercial litigation and appellate matters.

Ms. Nesbett majored in business economics and obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2001. She received her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Alaska, California, the United States District Court for the District of Alaska and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

In an effort to stay active in her legal circle, Ms. Nesbett associates herself with several professional organizations such as the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association – Alaska Chapter. She also served in the mediation panel of the Alaska Bar Association. 

Ms. Nesbett devotes a part of her time to serving her local community. She is a board member of the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, a medical organization that provides high-quality health care services to people, regardless of capability to pay.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Appellate, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Appeals, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, White Collar Crime

  • 40% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20% Appellate
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2006, Alaska

Professional Webpage: https://www.birchhorton.com/attorney/michelle-s-nesbett/

  • Super Lawyer, 2019
Educational Background:
  • University of California at Santa Barbara, BA, Business Economics, 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Alaska Bar Association Law Examiners Committee Grader, 2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Alaska Chapter
  • Alaska Bar Association, Mediation Panel
  • Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska
  • California
  • Alaska
  • Alaska Bar Association Mediation Panel, member since 2011, 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board Chair for the Anchorage Neighbourhood Health Center, 2020

Office location for Michelle Nesbett

510 L Street
Suite 700
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-276-1550


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019

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