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About Me

Michelle Anchors is a partner with the law firm of Keefe, Anchors, Gordon & Moyle, P.A., which has offices in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Defuniak Springs, and Tallahassee, Florida.  Ms. Anchors is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A. 1987) and the University of Florida College of Law (J.D. 1991). 

Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Anchors served as a law clerk to Justice Parker Lee McDonald on the Florida Supreme Court.  She subsequently served as Deputy General Counsel to former Governor Lawton Chiles and was a member of his staff when he served in the U.S. Senate.

Ms. Anchors recently served as the Chair of the Committee for a Sustainable Emerald Coast, a member of the Board of Directors for Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center, and as a member of the University of West Florida Advisory Council.  In 2005, she served as President of the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.  She has also served as the former Chair of the Okaloosa County School Readiness Coalition and as Vice-President of Main Street Fort Walton Beach.  As a member of the Jr. League of the Emerald Coast, she served as Chair of the Gulfview Hotel Preservation Committee. 

Ms. Anchors received the Florida Children’s Forum Leadership Award in 2002, and has been honored by the Young Lawyers of the Florida Bar with the Florida Public Service Award.  In 1997, she was named the Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Attorney of the Year.  She is also an active member of St. Simon’s Episcopal Church.  She enjoys long distance open water swimming and backpacking with her family.

Ms. Anchors has received the highest rating offered by her professional peers in the Martindale Hubbell peer review system.  She handles general representation issues for her corporate clients, and also practices in the areas of commercial litigation, business law, and disaster claims.


Practice Areas


  1. Employment & Labor: 25%
  2. Real Estate: 25%
  3. Commercial: 25%
  4. Business: 25%



Hourly ($280-310/hour), Contingent (10-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael H Crew

    Michelle is an experienced lawyer with a superb reputation among attorneys and clients in our community.


    Michael Crew Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Paul Brannon

    My law firm holds Michelle and her law firm in high regard. We would recommend anyone in need of legal counsel for general business matters or business litigation to contact Michelle Anchors.


    Christopher Brannon Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Keefe, Anchors, Gordon & Moyle, P.A.

909 Mar Walt Drive
Suite 1022
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547-6635

Keefe, Anchors, Gordon & Moyle, P.A.

4460 Legendary Dr., Suite 190
Destin, FL, 32541-5384

Keefe, Anchors, Gordon & Moyle, P.A.

118 N. Gadsden St.
Defuniak Springs, FL, 32433



FLMember in Good Standing199209/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Emerald Coast "Best Corporate Citizen"Emerald Coast Magazine2007
Florida Children's Leadership AwardFlorida Children's Forum2002
Florida Public Service AwardFlorida Young Lawyers1997
Guardian Ad Litem Attorney of the YearGuardian Ad Litem Program1997
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerAnchors Smith Grimsley1999 - 2008
Deputy General CounselExecutive Office of the Governor1995 - 1998
Law ClerkFlorida Supreme Court1992 - 1994
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Okaloosa-Walton Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Florida BarMember1992 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Vanderbilt UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987