DELLINO LAW GROUP

MEET OUR TEAM
MICHELLE DELLINO

MICHELLE DELLINO

Managing Attorney

MICHELLE DELLINO is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle. Her decision to found Dellino Law Group is grounded in her belief that there is a solution to every problem. Michelle believes clear consistent communication and building relationships matter. Before she began practicing law, Michelle was a retail store manager for Starbucks Coffee Company and worked in the telecommunication industry. She studied politics and philosophy at New York University and Seattle University and then went on to obtain her law degree from Seattle University, Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and a certification in Law & Technology from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Michelle focuses her practice on criminal defense and complex family law. She has handled countless criminal cases, traffic infractions, and family law matters in courts all around Washington State. Before starting Dellino Law Group Michelle worked first for a large public defender office and later other private law firms in the greater Seattle area where she gained extensive experience defending serious criminal charges, DUIs, traffic infractions, 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 volunteering with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic and American Cancer Society. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She also never misses a chance to travel, get outdoors, and obsess over New York Yankee baseball.

DAVID CEDARBLADE

DAVID CEDARBLADE

Associate Attorney

DAVID CEDARBLADE joined Dellino Law Group in 2014. Born and raised in San Francisco, Dave moved to Seattle to attend Seattle University School of Law. Dave attended University of California at Davis as an undergraduate, where he studied Political Science and Spanish. To continue his mastery of Spanish, Dave participated in a foreign exchange program studying at Universitat be Barcelona where all courses were taught in Spanish. Also while at UC Davis, Dave pitched for the school’s club baseball and served as head coach for three years, culminating in a berth in the NCBA World Series. As a coach Dave relished working with his team in pursuit of a common goal and getting results. Dave brings this team focused approach and practice of successful goal setting to his representation of clients at Dellino Law Group. Dave is a trained mediator and skilled negotiator with the ability to achieve results on behalf of his clients. Dave’s practice focuses primarily on criminal defense but also includes work in family law and traffic infraction defense.

While in law school Dave developed his criminal law skills working with a public defense firm where he regularly appeared in court defending clients charged with misdemeanor offenses. Dave also served as a criminal law teaching assistant explaining criminal law concepts to law students. After law school Dave went to work for a local law firm dealing with civil rights cases involving police misconduct and then moved on to work with Michelle at another criminal defense firm where he represented many clients in criminal cases all around Puget Sound. When a person faces criminal charges it is a stressful time. Dave’s approach is effective in dealing with the fear and anxiety criminal charges can bring by making sure his clients know what to expect at every turn. He believes strongly in open, honest, and efficient communication.

A lover of languages, Dave speaks Spanish and Italian, and works on learning French when time permits. In his free time Dave also enjoys cooking, enjoying good food with family and friends, watching and talking sports, and getting outdoors with his dog – even in the rain.

HUGO JOHNSON

HUGO JOHNSON

Associate Attorney

HUGO JOHNSON joined Dellino Law Group in 2013. He is a South Carolina Native and proud graduate of the Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington. While in Spokane, Hugo started his legal career with a prestigious family law firm. There he learned the tools necessary to zealously advocate on behalf of family law clients, all while maintaining a sense of compassion and empathy. From Spokane, Hugo moved to Seattle and practiced in a personal injury firm in Tacoma. The trial experience he gained there was yet another building block towards mastering case organization and achieving a just outcome in line with client goals. Hugo decided to go back to his roots when he joined Dellino Law Group where he now leads the firm’s family law practice and handles other civil litigation matters. The family practice has an efficient approach that is focused on substantive client communication. It is a truly client-centered approach that sets Dellino Law apart from the others — we show that we care by communicating with our clients. Every case is different and requires a tailored approach. Hugo strives to exceed expectations while setting realistic expectations for the client.

Divorce and custody issues create one of the most emotionally draining times in a person’s life. At Dellino Law Group it is our job to relieve some of that burden so you can begin to heal and move forward. Hugo takes this to heart and does his best to begin to help ease the burden for his clients immediately. With the advent of progressive parenting and family laws, divorce litigation is becoming less common as alternative dispute resolution continues to rise. It is Hugo’s goal to help clients achieve finality and a result that is just, while encouraging efficiency in representation. We offer solutions borne of a collaborative approach and utilize dispute resolution when possible, but do not hesitate to aggressively litigate on your behalf, depending upon your needs and the circumstances. 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. Hugo dedicates himself to the local community through 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.

ANASTASIA KIDNIZ

ANASTASIA KIDNIZ

Associate Attorney
DYLANA JONES

DYLANA JONES

Rule 9 Intern

Dylana Jones is a third year law student at Seattle University School of Law. She joined Dellino Law Group as an intern in the summer of 2016. Dylana provides litigation and research support to our attorneys.

RACHEL BRODERICK

RACHEL BRODERICK

Associate Attorney

Bio coming soon!

MICHELLE DELLINO

MICHELLE DELLINO

Managing Attorney

MICHELLE DELLINO is a Washington native, born and raised in Seattle. Her decision to found Dellino Law Group is grounded in her belief that there is a solution to every problem. Michelle believes clear consistent communication and building relationships matter. Before she began practicing law, Michelle was a retail store manager for Starbucks Coffee Company and worked in the telecommunication industry. She studied politics and philosophy at New York University and Seattle University and then went on to obtain her law degree from Seattle University, Masters Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University, and a certification in Law & Technology from Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Michelle focuses her practice on criminal defense and complex family law. She has handled countless criminal cases, traffic infractions, and family law matters in courts all around Washington State. Before starting Dellino Law Group Michelle worked first for a large public defender office and later other private law firms in the greater Seattle area where she gained extensive experience defending serious criminal charges, DUIs, traffic infractions, 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 volunteering with the King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic and American Cancer Society. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She also never misses a chance to travel, get outdoors, and obsess over New York Yankee baseball.

DAVID CEDARBLADE

DAVID CEDARBLADE

Associate Attorney

DAVID CEDARBLADE joined Dellino Law Group in 2014. Born and raised in San Francisco, Dave moved to Seattle to attend Seattle University School of Law. Dave attended University of California at Davis as an undergraduate, where he studied Political Science and Spanish. To continue his mastery of Spanish, Dave participated in a foreign exchange program studying at Universitat be Barcelona where all courses were taught in Spanish. Also while at UC Davis, Dave pitched for the school’s club baseball and served as head coach for three years, culminating in a berth in the NCBA World Series. As a coach Dave relished working with his team in pursuit of a common goal and getting results. Dave brings this team focused approach and practice of successful goal setting to his representation of clients at Dellino Law Group. Dave is a trained mediator and skilled negotiator with the ability to achieve results on behalf of his clients. Dave’s practice focuses primarily on criminal defense but also includes work in family law and traffic infraction defense.

While in law school Dave developed his criminal law skills working with a public defense firm where he regularly appeared in court defending clients charged with misdemeanor offenses. Dave also served as a criminal law teaching assistant explaining criminal law concepts to law students. After law school Dave went to work for a local law firm dealing with civil rights cases involving police misconduct and then moved on to work with Michelle at another criminal defense firm where he represented many clients in criminal cases all around Puget Sound. When a person faces criminal charges it is a stressful time. Dave’s approach is effective in dealing with the fear and anxiety criminal charges can bring by making sure his clients know what to expect at every turn. He believes strongly in open, honest, and efficient communication.

A lover of languages, Dave speaks Spanish and Italian, and works on learning French when time permits. In his free time Dave also enjoys cooking, enjoying good food with family and friends, watching and talking sports, and getting outdoors with his dog – even in the rain.

HUGO JOHNSON

HUGO JOHNSON

Associate Attorney

HUGO JOHNSON joined Dellino Law Group in 2013. He is a South Carolina Native and proud graduate of the Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington. While in Spokane, Hugo started his legal career with a prestigious family law firm. There he learned the tools necessary to zealously advocate on behalf of family law clients, all while maintaining a sense of compassion and empathy. From Spokane, Hugo moved to Seattle and practiced in a personal injury firm in Tacoma. The trial experience he gained there was yet another building block towards mastering case organization and achieving a just outcome in line with client goals. Hugo decided to go back to his roots when he joined Dellino Law Group where he now leads the firm’s family law practice and handles other civil litigation matters. The family practice has an efficient approach that is focused on substantive client communication. It is a truly client-centered approach that sets Dellino Law apart from the others — we show that we care by communicating with our clients. Every case is different and requires a tailored approach. Hugo strives to exceed expectations while setting realistic expectations for the client.

Divorce and custody issues create one of the most emotionally draining times in a person’s life. At Dellino Law Group it is our job to relieve some of that burden so you can begin to heal and move forward. Hugo takes this to heart and does his best to begin to help ease the burden for his clients immediately. With the advent of progressive parenting and family laws, divorce litigation is becoming less common as alternative dispute resolution continues to rise. It is Hugo’s goal to help clients achieve finality and a result that is just, while encouraging efficiency in representation. We offer solutions borne of a collaborative approach and utilize dispute resolution when possible, but do not hesitate to aggressively litigate on your behalf, depending upon your needs and the circumstances. 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. Hugo dedicates himself to the local community through 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.

ANASTASIA KIDNIZ

ANASTASIA KIDNIZ

Associate Attorney
DYLANA JONES

DYLANA JONES

Rule 9 Intern

Dylana Jones is a third year law student at Seattle University School of Law. She joined Dellino Law Group as an intern in the summer of 2016. Dylana provides litigation and research support to our attorneys.

RACHEL BRODERICK

RACHEL BRODERICK

Associate Attorney

Bio coming soon!

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High caliber legal representation for DUI, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Family Law, Traffic Violations, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kent, Redmond, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Lynnwood, Everett, Marysville, Bothell, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Brier, Sammamish, Renton, Burien, Monroe, Issaquah, Lakewood, Puyallup, Port Orchard, and all of King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, and Thurston County.