Michelle Oates


Michelle is the founder and principal solicitor of Connect Family Law. Michelle has over 12 years of experience working as a generalist solicitor practicing predominantly in family law, commercial and property law.

Michelle has held a number of other community director position in the Sunraysia District and is committed to providing fair and accessible services to our local community. Michelle has commercial law experience in primary industry, water management and land transfers, and has experience in advising clients and stakeholders on corporate governance.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Justice and Society from Flinders University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Michelle is Chair of our Governance, People, Safety & Culture Committee and lives and works in the Sunraysia District along with her husband and two young daughters.