Michelle M. Forsell, a member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.., P.A., was presented with the 2018 Adjunct Teaching Award from Cedar Crest College at the May 11 Faculty Meeting. Forsell’s students and colleagues submitted nominations attesting to the high quality of her teaching and positive influence with her students. A colleague stated that Forsell is “actively involved with our students outside the classroom and makes a point to connect with students on an individual basis to review their work and address any questions they have. She is fully committed to our students and their skills development.
Forsell teaches in Cedar Crest College’s Department of History and Language and Literature, which includes Political Science and Pre-Law. Her courses include Women’s Rights, Legal Research and Writing, and Law and Justice. “I absolutely love teaching at Cedar Crest College. It is fulfilling and rewarding to help shape future generations of women leaders, and I am fortunate to work with a fantastic group of colleagues,” she said.
A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration. The former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Program Chair for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator. In her community, she serves on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; and the Upper Perkiomen YMCA. Forsell earned her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999, her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, and her M.A. from Temple University in 2006. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.