Michelle Browning Coughlin

Michelle Browning Coughlin

Michelle Browning Coughlin works as of counsel at ND Galli Law in Louisville, Kentucky, a woman-owned IP law firm. Browning Coughlin is the founder of MothersEsquire, a nonprofit that advocates for gender equity, motherhood and caregiver issues.

Michelle has been included in the Super Lawyers Rising Star Intellectual Property Attorneys and Louisville Magazine Best Lawyers in Trademark and Copyright Law. Michelle also has experience assisting clients with privacy and data security compliance issues, including data breach response. Michelle counsels her clients on issues related to HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, electronic medical records, cloud computing and other related privacy issues. Michelle’s experience in this area led her to be selected as a Louisville Magazine Top Lawyer for Privacy and Information Law, as well as Technology Law.

In November 2019, she authored the children’s book My Mom, the Lawyer and donated all proceeds of the book to MothersEsquire to support its advocacy initiatives. In 2020, Browning Coughlin was appointed to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and she has also worked as an adjunct professor of gender law and policy at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase college of law. She and her husband, Craig, along with their two teenage daughters, live in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Guest Appearances
June 21, 2023

‘My Mom, the Lawyer’ explores women’s work and personal lives through the eyes of their children

While directed at young children, a lawyer's book also speaks to lawyers who are moms, letting them know that being both can be a busy but fulfilling life.

March 29, 2017

#113 How to Build a Mom (and Dad)–Friendly Law Firm, with Michelle Browning Coughlin

Michelle Browning Coughlin discusses how being a parent—especially a mom—can make it harder to practice law, and how firms can be more parent-friendly.