image of Michelle R. Albright, Family Law AttorneyMichelle R. Albright


Lawyer, Boy Mom, Auburn Native, Rock Hound, Sibling of Six, Country Music Proud, Aspiring Cat Behaviorist, #Namaste 
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Beyond my law practice, I relish the practice of yoga. These are much-needed resting periods for my mind and body during typical weeks of harried pace between courtrooms and consultations. I encourage my clients to find their own mindful moments while navigating the divorce process. You cannot make decisions in your own – or your family’s – best interests if you don’t make it a priority to find me-time on occasion. And… the occasional glass of wine helps.


I’ve enjoyed serving a diverse clientele over my career and have worked alongside some very talented business and litigation attorneys. The FPS platform provides an opportunity to fine-tune my practice for family law clients, with the benefit of reconnecting to like-minded colleagues I launched my career with. It’s a unique occasion that ultimately serves my clients in the best possible way.


Michelle R. Albright is an experienced family law attorney with Forester Purcell Stowell PC, representing clients through all aspects of premarital, dissolution, custody, support, property, domestic violence, and guardianship issues. As a divorcee and single mom with firsthand experience of the toll a separation can take, she identifies with her clients going through one of the most difficult times of their lives. The perspective allows Michelle to take a caring yet pragmatic approach, helping her clients repurpose the time and effort they put into their marriages into figuring out the most productive way to move on.

With an emphasis on divorce and family law cases, Michelle adds more than a decade of experience to the FPS attorney team. She began her legal career at Downey Brand LLP in the Family Law Department, held positions with the State of California and the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, and has spent time building family law divisions at several Roseville-area general practice firms.

In between family time and client time, Michelle gives back to the legal community through service on the Boards of Directors for the Placer County Law Library and the Placer County Bar Association. Beyond her law practice, she enjoys practicing yoga, touring the concert scene with friends, and spending time with her son, five siblings and extended family.

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

  • Juris Doctor with Great Distinction, May 2007
  • Class Rank: Top three percent (3/109); Cumulative GPA: 3.50
  • Order of the Coif
  • Witkin Award for Top Grade in 6 courses
  • Traynor Honor Society
  • Dean’s List 2003-2007

University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communications, June 2002
  • Dean’s List, 1999-2002

Placer County Bar Association

  • Member, Board of Directors: Treasurer (2017-Present); Director at Large (2016-2017)

Placer County Law Library

  • Member, Board of Directors: President (2017-Present); Member since 2016

Second Saturday Workshop – Roseville

  • Volunteer presenter on the divorce process, part of a 2-hour workshop covering common legal, financial and emotional pitfalls (2017)
  • Second Saturday workshops are presented by agreement with the Women’s Institute for Financial Education, the oldest and most trusted non-profit devoted to women’s financial education.

  • Selected for inclusion in Sacramento Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” list, 2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, 2016-2017

  • California Lawyers Association – Family Law Section
  • Placer County Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association

  • State Bar of California, 2007