Mrs. Diffenderfer is Shareholder and President of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. and holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Michelle assists landowners, businesses and governments with local, state and federal, environmental, natural resource and land development legal requirements. Michelle helps clients navigate these laws and regulations in the permitting of their land development and infrastructure projects.
Michelle volunteers for a number of organizations dear to her, including, the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, the Gulfstream Council for Leadership Florida and the Episcopal Church of Bethesda by the Sea. Michelle is also a member of Leadership Palm Beach County, the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, and the Caribbean Bar Association. Michelle previously chaired and remains involved with: Girls II Women, Inc., the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Michelle is a proud supporter of the American Bar Foundation and the United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council.
Michelle has been recognized for her community work and legal achievements as follows: Florida Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite; South Florida Legal Guide; The International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers; Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches ATHENA® Award; Florida Achievement Award from the Commission on the Status of Women; Key to the City of West Palm Beach; Families First of Palm Beach County, Harriet Goldstein Award; University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Alumni Achievement Award; Caribbean-American Democratic Club of Palm Beach County Community Change Maker Award for Environmental Advocacy; Business Leader Magazine’s Women Extraordinaire Award; The Palm Beacher magazine’s “Local Women in Power” issue.