Employee Spotlight: Michelle Rivera

The strength of our firm is in our people and we want you to get to know them. Our Employee Spotlight series will highlight one employee a month. This month we’re highlighting Michelle L. Rivera, who is an Associate Attorney at Overstreet, Miles, Cumbie, Finkenbinder & Bondy, P.A.  

Let’s meet Michelle!

Michelle Rivera

Tell us a bit about what you do at Overstreet, Miles, Cumbie, Finkenbinder & Bondy, P.A. What is your day-to-day work like?

I am an associate attorney so I handle a variety of different matters and work in many of our specialty areas including: Litigation, Probate, Estate Planning and Real Estate law. Most days you can find me drafting documents or doing legal research.

What is your favorite type of legal work and why?

Oh, this is a hard question for me to answer! In general, I prefer to work on proactive legal matters. I like to help clients plan ahead to take care of their interests more than I like reacting to situations or circumstances that have arisen.

What is your background? Are you a Florida native?

I’m actually from New York originally. My family moved from New York to Minnesota to Florida all before the time I was 5 years old. I grew up in Kissimmee and attended school in Osceola County. After high school I attended Valencia Community College then the University of Central Florida (Go Knights! Charge on!). I went to law school at Florida A&M University in Downtown Orlando.

What is your biggest achievements to date?

Personally, my biggest achievement is becoming a mother. Professionally, it’s becoming an attorney!

Did you always want to be an attorney? What was your dream job as a child?

I did always want to be an attorney!  Well, that or a cosmetologist!

Any hobbies you want to share with us?

I love spending time with my family and am constantly reading. I still enjoy UCF football games and go to as many games as I can. I’m also active in my daughter’s school and am currently involved with Osceola History and the St. Cloud Tree Advisory Committee.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?

I worked full-time and sometimes part-time too, all through college and law school and I can do an awesome chicken impression.