Our Attorneys

MTD color photoMichelle Dellino is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle. Michelle studied politics and philosophy on the undergraduate level at New York University and Seattle University before going on to obtain her law degree from Seattle University and Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Having an undying love for academics, Michelle is currently working on her MBA through Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Michelle likes taking classes, but what she really loves to do is practice law. Michelle handles cases in a variety of areas, but focuses much of her practice on criminal defense and family law. She has handled thousands of traffic infractions and criminal cases, and many family law matters of all kinds in counties all around Washington State.

Prior to starting her own firm, Michelle  worked for a large public defender office and other law firms in the greater Seattle area where she gained a great deal of experience defending DUIs, other criminal charges, traffic infractions, contract negotiations, and handling family law and estate planning matters. Prior to private practice, Michelle had the privilege of serving as a judicial law clerk in Washington State Superior Court for Kitsap County. As an attorney providing support to four busy trial court judges Michelle analyzed legal motions in all areas of law, especially in cases involving complex issues, and recommended how a judge should rule on the motion. Her work at the Court helped her understand how judges respond to arguments made by attorneys. This experience makes her an extremely effective advocate in the courtroom where she now spends her days fighting hard for her clients.

Michelle is active in her community and currently volunteers with the Northwest Justice Project, King County Bar Association, and American Cancer Society. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, getting outdoors, good food & wine, and New York Yankee baseball.


Jabron “Jebbie” Whiteside is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney acting as Of Counsel for Dellino Law Group’s criminal defense practice. Admitted to practice in both Arizona and Washington, Jebbie has handled over 500 felony matters, ranging from simple drug possession to homicide, taking many cases to jury trial. Jebbie completed her undergraduate studies at University of Nevada, Reno with degrees in Spanish and Criminal Justice before going on to get her law degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jebbie has always been dedicated to criminal defense, first as a public defender in Mohave County, Arizona and then at the Office of the Legal Advocate in Phoenix’s Maricopa County where she handles an all felony caseload. Jebbie recently attended the Advanced Academy on Forensic Science and is on the Settlement Conference Committee of Maricopa County.  She also co-teaches Professional Responsibility and Mediation Advocacy at Arizona Summit Law School in Phoenix. She is active in her community with regular volunteer involvement through the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Arizona Women’s Lawyers Association, and whatever organization she can step in to help.  In her free time she enjoys time with her family, travel, social justice, getting outdoors, and cheering on the Seahawks.

 


Hugo Johnson was born and raised on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where he spent many summers enjoying the beach, fishing, and island life. He received an Associates in Accounting and Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University, before graduating cum laude from Gonzaga University’s School of Law.

During his time in Spokane, he worked for a busy and well respected family law practice, where he assisted on matters with clients in their most vulnerable states. Additionally, he had the honor to serve the local community by representing indigent defendants in the City of Airway Heights. His drive and passion to give back to the community was further developed assisting low-income individuals with the Consumer Law Clinic of Gonzaga University. Hugo’s ability to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients has been driven by his passion to give undivided attention to the client and leave no question unanswered.

The trek to Seattle has given Hugo the opportunity to work with pro bono clients on behalf of the Housing Justice Project of Seattle. Much of his time has been spent in the Seattle courthouse, volunteering his services to help tenants navigate the daunting process of eviction proceedings. During his free time, he enjoys cooking, event planning, jogging through the city, and spending time with his family and critters.