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Michael E. Houghton

Family Attorney at Phoenixville, PA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    I handle the following family law matters: custody, support, divorce, adoptions, name changes, contempt, and PFAs.

  2. Criminal defense
    After prosecuting cases at the Chester County District Attorney's Office as a Certified Legal Intern, I moved to private criminal defense. I have extensive experience in defending traffic violations, DUI defense, pre-trial motions & sentencing.

    16 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    I am admitted to practice bankruptcy in the eastern district of Pennsylvania and handle consumer bankruptcy (chapter 7 and 13), as well as related litigation.

    16 years

  4. Appeals
    I handle Pennsylvania appeals to the Superior Court and Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

  5. Child support

  6. Landlord or tenant
    I handle landlord & tenant matters for both landlords and tenants.

  7. Speeding and traffic ticket

  8. Chapter 13 bankruptcy

  9. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

  10. Child custody

  11. DUI and DWI

  12. Debt collection

  13. Debt settlement

  14. Divorce and separation

  15. Expungement

  16. Wills and living wills

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The Law Ofc. of M. Houghton Esq. P.C.
1104 Rapps Dam Rd.
Apt. 5
Phoenixville, PA, 19460

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Posted by Kathleen | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Houghton is a compassionate lawyer who cares not only about the case but also his clients. He explained the law in a way that we were able to understand and we were comfortable with the process and knew what to expect. Our family was pleased with the outcome of our case and if needed, I would not hesitate to call him again.
Posted by Jesse | April 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mike is the best!
I will just simply say I’m very impressed by Mr. Houghton. I have been with other law firms and will never go to any other.. He is a good listener and a very nice guy... very knowledgeable on a variety of legal topics.. he’s caring, honest, always in constant contact... always thinks of the best options for my family and I... I would more than highly recommend him and this firm. There is no reason to go to anyone else!!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / CEO
  • Law Ofc. of M. Houghton Esq. P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • LHS Law Firm
  • 2018 - 2018


  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
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Appeals Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I watched Michael write and argue an appeal for a client. He was dedicated and attacked the appeal with the proper attitude and zeal that you would want to see from your attorney. He never complained even though the attorney before him did not do an adequate job. Michael did a great job arguing the appeal."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
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