MURDOCH HUGHES & TWAROG Attorneys at Law, P.C., is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Tarnelli became a partner with the firm on January 1, 2018.
Ms. Tarnelli concentrates in the areas of adoption law, assisted reproductive technology (ART) law, and family law. Ms. Tarnelli’s adoption practice includes interstate adoptions, relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and contested termination of parental rights proceedings in Vermont probate courts. She represents clients in ART matters including gestational carrier agreements, gamete donor contracts, embryo donation agreements, and birth certificate amendments. Her family law practice includes divorce, parentage, non-resident civil union dissolution, and family court appeals.
Ms. Tarnelli graduated cum laude from Fordham University and magna cum laude from Vermont Law School. Her law review note, Joint Custody Presumption in Vermont: A Proposal for Co-Parenting, 36 Vt. L. R. 1015 (2012) was published in the Vermont Law Review. She has been with the firm since 2011, first as an intern and law clerk, and then became an associate in 2012 upon her admission to the Vermont Bar.