Michelle Wong, '03
Michelle Wong, ’03, Partner in Porter Wright’s Tax, Estate Planning & Personal Wealth and Sports Law

Michelle Wong, ‘03, is a partner in Porter Wright’s Tax, Estate Planning & Personal Wealth and Sports Law practice groups. 
Wong focuses her practice on estate planning, wealth preservation, and estate administration. She routinely advises ultra-high net worth clients and family businesses on practical strategies to protect and provide for future generations, succession planning for closely held and multigenerational businesses, and charitable planning. In her estate administration practice, Wong provides counsel to clients on the implementation of tax-advantaged estate and trust strategies and the execution of their fiduciary obligations.  
A significant portion of Wong’s practice is tailored to addressing the complex needs and issues unique to athletes and coaches as they progress through various stages of their careers and beyond. She works with athletes and coaches at the collegiate and professional levels, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League. Whether an athlete is just entering the league or planning a career beyond sports, athletes and coaches rely on Wong’s counsel on a diverse range of legal matters including estate planning, asset protection, privacy protection, fiduciary services, endorsement contract review and analysis, non-disclosure agreements, real estate contracts, employment contracts, dispute resolution, trademark and licensing issues, and establishment of business and charitable entities.  
Wong received her Master of Laws degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from California State University. She is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio, the Sports Lawyers Association, the California Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association. Additionally, she was the chair of the Governance Committee for the Women Lawyers of Franklin County.  
In the community, Wong teaches Wills, Trusts, and Estates as an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. She was also an inaugural member of the Young Professional Leaders Roundtable and was on the Board of Directors for the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Columbus. She serves on the McGeorge Alumni Association Board of Directors. She was named to the Best Lawyers in America, the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, and was the Women WELDing the Way Honoree from the Women for Economic and Leadership Development. 

Throughout 2024, the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law will celebrate members of its vast alumni network in honor of the school’s 100-year anniversary. This post is part of a series highlighting 100 exceptional McGeorge School of Law alumni.  

Stay tuned for more blog posts as we celebrate the law school’s centennial anniversary.