Michelle Long



Colorado University Law School, J.D., Certificate in Taxation (2020)

City University of New York – Brooklyn College, B.A., Economics (2016)


The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

The Ute Indian Tribal Court


Michelle Long

Of Counsel

Michelle has specialized in federal tax law throughout her legal career. In law school, she completed the tax certificate program, which provided a strong foundation on which to expand her knowledge base in practice. Prior to joining Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP, Michelle practiced in the realm of estate planning, trust and tax law, where she regularly encountered and solved complex issues arising under the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations.

Michelle graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 2020. During law school, she completed three judicial externships: one federal, one state, and one administrative. Michelle aims to apply her background in economics and taxation in the realm of Indian law, and expand the scope of her practice at Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP.

Michelle was born and raised in northeastern Vermont, and lives in Colorado with her dog. She is an avid snowboarder, runner and lover of all things outdoors.