Contact Kristina I. Michelsen, Esq.
Attorney Kristina I. Michelsen opened the Law Office of Kristina I. Michelsen in Hardwick, Vermont in January 2011. Her practice covers a wide range of general civil matters including litigation. Her practice areas include landlord/tenant, real estate, land use, employment, small business, and wills.
Kristina was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1987 and Magna Cum Laude from the Vermont Law School in 1993. She clerked for the judges in the three Northeast Kingdom county courts during her first year after law school. She was an associate with the law firm of Zucccaro, Willis and Bent (now Zuccaro and Wills), she worked for many years as a staff attorney with Vermont Legal Aid handling family, landlord/tenant, benefits and mental health cases, and she worked again in private practice with Zuccaro and Willis. After taking some time away from the practice of law to open Claire’s Restaurant, she has returned to law to serve the legal needs of her community.
Kristina is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium and past Trustee of Heartbeet Lifesharing, is a past chair of the Hardwick Zoning Board of Adjustment, and a former Hardwick Selectboard member. Kristina served as a State Representative for the Caledonia-2 District in the Vermont Legislature for the 2013-2014 term.