Michelle Forsell Elected to Project Live Upper Perk Board

Posted on October 8th, 2019

Michelle M. Forsell, Of Counsel to law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected to the board of Project Live Upper Perk.

About Project Live Upper Perk

Formed in response to the increasing number of community members suffering from Substance Use Disorder, Project Live Upper Perk aims to provide educational, social, preventative, and rehabilitative support and guidance to those affected by addiction in the Upper Perkiomen Valley. The organization also provides financial assistance and community partnerships in which local businesses offer employment to those who have successfully graduated from the court’s diversion program.

“This is such a difficult topic for most people to recognize and address, but there is a growing need for it. I am grateful that I live in a community that is willing to take the next steps in understanding the hardships resulting from this issue and am honored that I can be a part of that,” said Forsell.

About Michelle Forsell

A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. She represents clients in all aspects of estate planning, including the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives, and careful analysis to minimize the tax liabilities resulting from such planning. Forsell also practices municipal law.

Former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, Forsell is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Master for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator. She also and teaches law courses at Cedar Crest College. In her community, Forsell serves on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; the Upper Perkiomen YMCA; and the Upper Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Forsell earned her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, her M.A. from Temple University in 2006, and her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999.

About Norris McLaughlin

The firm and its attorneys have historically been committed to the communities where clients live and do business – to make them better places to live, work, and play. Norris McLaughlin attorneys have held prominent leadership positions in various organizations throughout the areas the firm serves and many of them have been honored for the work they do in the community.

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