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Michela Skeltonundefined

Michela obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2006 and Masters degree in Public Administration and Policy Analysis in 2008 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. During law school Michela interned at a nonprofit fighting against housing discrimination and clerked in a small family law firm throughout law school. She also worked with families and children as a parent’s attorney, child’s attorney, and guardian ad litem through the Children and Family Defense Clinic.

After joining the Missouri Bar, Michela joined the staff at the Missouri Senate in the research department specializing in housing, transportation and insurance. After seeing firsthand how Missouri families are hurt by lobbyist driven policy, Michela ran for the Missouri House of Representatives in the 50th District in a 2017 special election and in the 2018 general election. Both campaigns focused on the unmet needs of Missouri families, children, and communities struggling to get ahead. Michela continues to be an advocate in her community through leadership in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia and resides in southern Boone County with her husband and two children.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2013


  • Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – May 2013
    • Honors – Pro Bono Pledge Award, Children and Family Defense Clinic
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • M.P.A – December 2008
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.A. – December 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Missouri Senate, Staff Attorney
  • Fox Family Lawyers, Law Clerk

Professional Associations and Memberships

Missouri Bar, Member

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