Michelle S. Crawford
Having dealt with divorce in many aspects of her personal life, Michelle chose to primarily practice in the area of Family Law and Domestic Relations with the hopes her personal experiences could be a benefit in the representation of her clients. While at Ole Miss, Michelle participated in the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic for 2 years, volunteering her time and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and assisting them in obtaining Orders of Protection, and in some circumstances, in obtaining a divorce from their abusers. Michelle’s areas of focus include but are not limited to divorce, child custody, paternity, adoption/termination of parental rights, child support, protective orders, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Michelle also represents multiple Homeowners Associations in matters relating to covenant violations and collections. Michelle’s extensive background in business and finance has also played a role in her representation of various businesses and individuals in general litigation matters.
Michelle grew up in central Illinois, moving to the Midsouth to attend the University of Memphis where, in 2004, she obtained her Bachelors in Business Administration degree with a major in finance and a minor in economics, magna cum laude and with honors while working full time as an Office Manager for a local Memphis business. Michelle then attended the University of Mississippi School of Law where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and graduated cum laude in 2007 receiving her Juris Doctor degree.
Michelle was admitted to both the Tennessee and Mississippi bars in 2007. Michelle practices in the Juvenile, Circuit, Chancery, and General Sessions Courts of Shelby County, Tennessee and the surrounding areas. Michelle practices in the Justice, County, Circuit, Youth and Chancery Courts of Desoto County and northern Mississippi and has also handled appellate matters on family law issues in both Tennessee and Mississippi. Michelle is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, the Memphis Bar Association, the Desoto County Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Memphis Bar.
Michelle lives in Olive Branch and has one daughter. When not watching her girl on the volleyball court, Michelle loves to travel, always taking on new experiences. Michelle also loves to cook and entertain, often hosting events for friends and family.