Areas of Practice
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    JD, 1989

  • The University of Alabama
    BA, magna cum laude, 1986
    Phi Beta Kappa
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama
Court Admissions
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Michel Nicrosi
Suite 1200
RSA Battle House Tower
11 N Water St
Mobile, AL 36602
251.439.7538 tel
251.433.4106 fax

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Michel Nicrosi is a partner in the Litigation Practice. She focuses her practice on preventive and litigation services for businesses and individuals in corporate and white-collar criminal matters. 

Michel served as a federal prosecutor for more than 16 years. After graduating from The University of Alabama School of Law, she joined the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Michel was appointed to the Department of Justice under the Attorney General's Honor Program, the department's premier recruitment program. For several years, she served as a trial attorney in the Southern Criminal Enforcement Section of the Tax Division, prosecuting white-collar criminal cases with an emphasis on tax fraud and other financial crimes in several states throughout the country. 

In 1995, Michel transferred to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Alabama, where she continued to handle white collar cases involving fraud, public corruption, and cybercrime. From 1997 to 2001, she served as chief of the criminal division in the US Attorney's Office. In this position, she was responsible for supervising criminal attorneys and managing criminal litigation for the judicial district. In 2006, Michel successfully defended the former chief of staff to the governor of Alabama in the most significant public corruption trial in Alabama's history. After a nine-week trial, a federal jury acquitted the former official on all charges, including RICO violations, mail and wire fraud, and obstruction of justice.

In 2010, Michel was a candidate for state attorney general in Alabama. She was the first woman to run for this position in the state’s history. Her candidacy was endorsed by a number of major newspapers across the state.


  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • "Public Corruption: When Do Campaign Contributions and Political Favors Become Bribes?", December 4, 2008



  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Former Member, Board of Directors and District Vice President)
  • Alabama Post Conviction Relief Project (President, Board of Directors)
  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Farrah Law Society, University of Alabama School of Law (Former Member, Board of Trustees)
  • Leadership Mobile Program (Graduate, 1997)
  • Mobile Bar Association
  • St. Luke's Episcopal School (Former Member, Board of Trustees)
  • The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast (Treasurer and Former Member of the Standing Committee)
  • Trinity Episcopal Church (Former Warden and Member of the Vestry)
  • YWCA (Former Member, Board of Directors)