First Female President, Toronto Rotary Club and Lawyer/Partner, Coutts Crane Barristers & Solicitors
Michele grew up and was educated in Toronto, and has practised law in Toronto for 27 years at a well-established downtown Toronto law firm, founded 66 years ago. Her practice consists of Corporate and Commercial, Wills and Estates and Real Estate law. Michele has become a frequent speaker to various groups (including Banks and insurance companies) on the topic of Wills and Estates. Michele has consistently during the course of her career given her time, expertise, energy and enthusiasm to various not-for-profit charitable organizations. After joining The Rotary Club in 1990, Michele was elected and served as the first female President of the Rotary Club of Toronto in its 100 year history. She continues to dedicate much of her time to the charitable works of the Rotary Club of Toronto to this day, including presently being the Co-chair of the 2018 Rotary International Convention to be held in Toronto. Michele has served on many Boards, including advisory boards for corporations, as well as Charitable Foundations. Michele lives with her husband in Etobicoke, Ontario, where she has lived for thirty years.