Sun Ah (Michelle) Park is a bilingual associate in the firm’s Construction Litigation group. She focuses her practice in the areas of Construction and Large Exposure, Catastrophe and Event Response litigation in state and federal courts.
Michelle excels in assisting clients in their legal challenges. Michelle’s experience with multiple business enterprises has helped her develop an exceptional client-centric approach with emphasis on performance and results. Clients particularly appreciate Michelle’s responsiveness, communication skills and diligence in devising cost-conscious legal strategies.
Furthermore, Michelle’s dedication and active involvement in the community has been recognized through her selection as co-chair of her law school alumni event to raise scholarships for students of color, serving as a member of the board of directors at a non-profit organization, sitting on a panel for a minority bar association, leading conversation on diversity and inclusion at her law school and publishing in-depth articles in a major Korean newspaper.
Prior to joining Cullen and Dykman, Michelle worked as a national counsel for multinational clients in their legal challenges in the United States and Canada, focusing on product liability defense.
While in law school, Michelle was competitively selected as a student attorney in the Immigration Justice Clinic, writing bills and coordinating legal strategy for a major political campaign, which subsequently became New York City law. After a summer internship in the White-Collar Crimes Bureau at the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, Michelle represented indigent clients for a year through the Criminal Defense Clinic.
Michelle has been selected for inclusion in Rising Stars for New York Super Lawyers in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, being selected as top 2.5% attorneys by her peers. She was also named as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in 2020 and in 2021 for Women In the Law. Michelle was awarded a prestigious scholarship by the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and has completed intensive mediation training along with judges and other seasoned attorneys.
Areas of Concentration:
- New York Labor Law
- Construction Defect
- Large Exposure, Catastrophe and Event Response