Steptoe adds Michelle Guina

Steptoe & Johnson LLP announced that Michelle Guina, a 2011 summer associate, has rejoined the firm as an associate in the Phoenix office.

Guina earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Arizona State University in 2011, where she was elected to Order of the Coif, and served as a note and comment editor of the Arizona State Law Journal.  A Willard H. Pedrick Scholar, Guina also received the College of Law Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance.  Most recently, Guina clerked for Vice Chief Judge Diane M. Johnsen of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, in Phoenix.  In 2009, Guina served as a judicial extern for US District Court Judge Mary Murguia of the District of Arizona, and Judge Michael J. Brown and Judge Patricia Orozco of the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Guina is a 2006 graduate of the University of Southern California where she earned two B.A. degrees in international relations and French, cum laude.

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About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is an award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.