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Michelle J Perkins

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Ms. Perkins is the Managing Partner of Owens and Perkins, P.C. in Scottsdale. Ms. Perkins was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona in 1994 and was a sole practitioner in Scottsdale for two years. She then co-founded Owens and Perkins, P.C. with her grandfather, C.D. Owens.

Some of her most notable achievements include:

• 2015 Top Lawyers of Arizona by the Arizona Republic
• 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law by Martindale-Hubbell
• 2015 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Arizona by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
• 2015 Nation's Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

• 2014 Arizona's Top Ten Attorneys for Family Law by AZ Business Magazine
• 2014 America's Most Honored Professional by The American Registry
• 2014 AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
• 2014 Client's Choice Award by Avvo
• 2014 Top Valley Lawyers by North Valley Magazine
• 2014 Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell
• 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2013 by AZ Business Magazine
• 2013 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
• 2012 Arizona's Top Ten Estate and Trust Litigation Attorneys by AZ Business Magazine
• 2012 Best of Arizona Business Attorneys by AZ Business Magazine
• Top 5% of family law lawyers by Southwest Super Lawyers
• Award of Excellence by Scottsdale Bar Association

Ms. Perkins is the former Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Association Family Law Section (2005-2006), former member of the Superior Court Domestic Relations/Mental Health Committee (2005-2006), former Board Member of the Scottsdale Bar Association (6 years), former Arbitrator for the State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee and former Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project (6 years).

She is a current member of the Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of entrepreneur's who transform the world, and Successful Women Owners Network (SWON), recognizing women who embody innovation, growth, community service and lifetime achievement. Ms. Perkins has also taught continuing legal education seminars to fellow attorneys. Currently, Ms. Perkins' volunteer efforts are for the Maricopa County Superior Court where she sits as a Judge Pro Tem in both family law and probate matters, with an emphasis on settlement conferences for complex, high conflict litigation.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 60%
    21 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    21 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    21 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Max N Hanson

    During my years working with her at Owens & Perkins, I have found Michelle to be a very savvy family law attorney with an extensive amount of both legal and practical knowledge in the area that she readily shares with all of us. She is a tireless and tough advocate for her clients in both settlement negotiations and trial. But probably her best quality, at least in our clients' eyes, is an wellspring of empathy for a client's particular circumstances which have led them to retain us and a devotion to ensure that each client receives the best service and fairest result in their case during our representation. You would be hard pressed to find a better attorney to represent you in a divorce or family law case.


    Max Hanson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Diana I Rader

    Michelle is a fantastic lawyer that provides effective representation for her clients while being great to work with as an opposing counsel. Both qualities are an asset to her clients and the legal community.


    Diana Rader Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Owens & Perkins, P.C.

7322 E. Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-7216


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Most Honored ProfessionalThe American Registry2015
2015 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in ArizonaNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.2015
2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Family LawMartindale-Hubbell2015
2015 Top Lawyers of ArizonaArizona Republic2015
2015 Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top Valley LawyersNorth Valley Magazine2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Arizona’s Top Attorneys for Family LawAZ Business Magazine2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
50 Most Influential Women in Arizona BusinessArizona Business Magazine2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Ten Estate and Trust Litigation AttorneysAZ Business Magazine2012
Best of Arizona Business AttorneysRanking Arizona2012
Top 5% of Family Law LawyersSouthwest Super Lawyers2007
Award of ExcellenceScottsdale Bar AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerOwens & Perkins, P.C.1996 - Present
Sole PractitionerMichelle J. Perkins, Attorney at Law1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arizona Chapter of Entreprenuers' OrganizationMember of the Velocity Forum2004 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1994 - Present
Scottsdale Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Arizona State UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science Cum Laude1990

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