On October 25, 2018, Michelle Browning Coughlin was featured in an article published on the Today's Woman website. The article, "She Created MothersEsquire: To Help Support Lawyers Who Are Mothers," appears in the "Work Wardrobe" section of the website, but Michelle discusses more than business suits.
Michelle is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation Service Team. In 2013, she founded MothersEsquire, a national bar association with more than 2,300 members, dedicated to increasing retention and promotion rates of women lawyers, particularly mothers, and supporting all lawyers who are parents or caregivers. She serves on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and as the Communications Committee Vice Chair for the National Conference of Bar Presidents of the American Bar Association and on the Kentucky Bar Association Diversity in the Profession Committee. Earlier this year, Michelle was awarded the KBA Nathaniel R. Harper Award which recognizes individuals or organizations that demonstrate a commitment to promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession through the encouragement and inclusion of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other underrepresented groups.