Michelle Thompson

Assistant to the Head of School
JD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Michelle Thompson, a Chicago native, began her professional writing, editing, and consulting career immediately upon graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1998. She started as a writer, editor, and contributor at CCH, Inc., a Wolters Kluwer business and leading provider of customer-focused tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals in accounting firms and corporations. Later, she would serve as Senior Operations Consultant for Francorp®, an international management consulting firm specializing in franchise development. With more than twenty years of experience, Michelle is an independent writer, editor, and business consultant. Currently, she provides operations consulting to start-up management-consulting firms. She also performs consulting, editing, ghostwriting, and coauthoring services for authors and other professionals. Her most recent published book, Full Circle – Race, Law & Justice, is the authorized biography of Attorney James D. Montgomery, Sr.