Michelle “Micky” Devitt has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of working people and advocating for fair treatment for all.
Micky has deep experience in labor law. As the Legal and Policy Coordinator for Heartland Workers Center in Omaha, Nebraska, she served as the organization’s lobbyist for workers’ rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, and poverty relief legislation. She also provided legal and strategic support to workers organizing for better wages and working conditions in Nebraska.
Before that, she served as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for more than a decade. She first litigated on behalf of the NLRB in its Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Branch in Washington, D.C., successfully helping the NLRB defend and enforce its final orders. Later, she became a Field Attorney working out of the NLRB’s Region 27 Field Office in Denver, Colorado. There, she conducted investigations for unfair labor practice cases, participated in successful settlement negotiations with employers and unions, litigated unfair labor practices before administrative judges, and conducted union representation elections. At the Board, Micky represented her colleagues in the Board’s staff unions as a Steward, Professional Representative, and then Local 27 Vice President.
Immediately prior to joining Willig, Williams & Davidson, Micky served as an attorney at the Immigrant Legal Center in Omaha, Nebraska, where she provided immigration legal services for immigrant victims of crime, trafficking, and domestic violence. Her advocacy also included lobbying for state policies that impact immigrants’ rights.
Micky sees public service and community outreach as integral to advancing the goals of the labor movement outside of the courtroom. Towards this end, Micky volunteers and leads community trainings in workers’ rights, Constitutional rights, and grassroots lobbying. In her spare time, Micky is an avid cyclist and knitter who enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.