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About Us

Shelly Fogarty


      Shelly grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and graduated from the West Virginia College of Law in 2006.  Following her graduation, Shelly began her legal career as a law clerk at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.  After her move to McMinnville, Oregon in 2007, Shelly worked as a law clerk for the Marion County Circuit Court, conducting legal research in a multitude of areas including family and criminal law.  In 2008, Shelly took a break from the practice of law to focus on family and raising her two young children.  She rejoined the legal community working as an associate in a private law firm in 2015 – that work confirmed her interest and dedication in practicing in the area of family law.  In 2021, Fogarty Legal was established, fulfilling a lifelong dream.  


                Shelly enjoys spending time with her two children, coaching basketball, and cheering on her beloved West Virginia Mountaineers in football and basketball.  


Michelle Talbert


Born and raised in Northern California. Michelle moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2001with her two (now adult) children and graduated from Portland Community College with an Associates of Applied Science and Paralegal Certification. Michelle spent the first 15 years of her career practicing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense and migrated to Family Law in 2019. She takes pride in advocating for her clients and wholeheartedly takes the time to listen to each and everyone's story.


Michelle's hobbies include gardening, home DIY projects, and any activities that involves being on or near the water.

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