Michelle Dewkett-Kochhar’s journey into the realm of workers’ compensation law began as she explored personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense after completing her law degree.
In 2019, she graduated from Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, swiftly followed by her successful passage of the North Carolina Bar Exam during the same summer.
Hailing from Rhinebeck, New York, Michelle’s heart retains a fondness for her northern roots. Her initial move to Raleigh transpired when she pursued her studies at North Carolina State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with a minor in Spanish.
Throughout her time in law school, Michelle actively contributed as a research assistant and undertook internships with esteemed institutions such as the Wake County Public Defender’s Office, a personal injury law firm, and the Battered Immigrant Project of Legal Aid North Carolina. Utilizing her Spanish language proficiency, Michelle effectively communicated with Spanish-speaking clients, igniting her passion for serving the Spanish-speaking community and advocating for greater inclusivity within the legal profession.
Building upon her dedication to assisting the Spanish-speaking community, Michelle subsequently gained invaluable experience working in firms devoted to their support. These experiences allowed her to deepen her knowledge and passion for workers’ compensation while refining her language skills to guide Spanish-speaking clients through the complexities of the workers’ compensation process. Michelle is eager to continue her impactful work within this community as a member of the Hardison & Cochran team.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Michelle cherishes her time spent with her husband, Dashiell Kochhar, and their beloved pets. As a dedicated fan, she keeps her New Yorker spirit alive during the MLB season, passionately supporting the New York Yankees.