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Jennifer Diane Oakley

Adoption Attorney at King, NC

3.9   7 reviews

also known as Jennifer Oakley Michaud

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

I am a trial attorney focusing primarily in the areas Family Law (custody, divorce, property division, etc...) but have experience in many other areas.  I look forward to assisting you in your legal matter soon!

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Browder Overby, PA
153A Jefferson Church Road
P.O. Box 550
King, NC, 27021


3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Karri | May 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was desperate to find an attorney that would take my very complicated custody case that spanned 3 states. Jennifer was/is amazing!!! She jumped right in and went to work! She is very personable and treats you like a friend.
Posted by Nancy | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful I found Jennifer!
Jennifer is an exceptional Lawyer & exceptional person! When you walk into Jennifer's office she is a very warm person with a very big smile. She listens to what you have to say & she gives you professional legal advice . Jennifer is a person that has heart . That is something that you just don't see anymore ! Her secretary is awesome. She talks to you when you call her for the first time like you have always been her friend. She is the only Lawyer that I intend to use from here on out when I do have to have one. It does not come up often in my life but there is that occasional time and I am so grateful that I found her ! Thank you for working so hard for me Jennifer .
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Posted by Kimberly | October 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest level of integrity, honesty and positive attitude
I was recently represented by Jennifer in a criminal matter. She used her extensive legal knowledge and experience to obtain the most favorable result on my behalf. The charges against me were dismissed! I will use Jennifer and the team at Lawsmith for all my future legal needs. Thank you!
Posted by Trista | July 16, 2015
Couldn't ask for anything better
Going through a separation is always tough and emotional. Mrs. Oakley and her assistant were very courteous and professional. They listened to my story and explained all the options I could take. Mrs. Oakley’s office was always there to answer any questions I had. The documents were finished in a timely manner. Even though they had to be updated a few times, they were so caring and helped me in the changes. I would absolutely refer Mrs. Oakley’s office to anyone. I will be using this office in the future for all my needs. Very satisfied with the service.
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Posted by Karen | June 26, 2015
5 stars isn't enough
I was desperate to find an affordable, responsive, and trustworthy attorney for my legal situation. My family attorney retired, other attorneys didn't return my calls, still others wanted my credit card over the phone before hearing my legal issue or telling me whether they could help. I called Ms. Oakley's office and was pleasantly surprised. 1.) A knowledgeable legal assistant answered the phone at 8am in the morning. I explained my problem, she listened, got the facts, discussed my options, and gave me an estimate of how long it would take and how much. 2.) Ms. Oakley's office uses the best technology available such that they set up my account online so that I could make payment, submit documents, check calendar for appointments, communicate with my attorney/legal advisor. and keep abreast of developments in my case all from the comfort of my home. I didn't need to take off from work to go to their office or to court. 3.) Resolved my case in less than a week. I couldn't ask for a better attorney or outcome. I highly recommend Ms. Oakley's office. I can't sing their praises enough. I don't normally write reviews but this one was well deserved!!
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Posted by Lynn | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had hired Jennifer as my attorney. She checked to see if there would be a conflict of interest to which she replied that there wasn't. Yesterday, she informed me by email and not telephone, that she could not represent me because a conflict of interest that was found and she could not relate to me what it was. I expected to be refunded the full amount of the retainer that I had paid to her. This was her fault and not mine. She should have been well aware if there was a conflict of interest. However, only a portion was returned to me. The full amount would have been enough to pay my new attorney. This is costing me a lot of money. I could never do this to someone else. I know that she put work into this and I was willing to pay a small amount for her services but that was not to be. Like I said, it is not my fault that she just found out there was a conflict of interest. That is on her and she should absorb the cost.
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Posted by Debbie | March 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation gone awry...
Sorry, just not impressed. Guess my expectations set too high from previous professionals.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Browder Overby Hall & Michaud, PA
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • LAWSMITH, The Law Offices of J. Scott Smith, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Jennifer Oakley Michaud, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Oakley & Simpson, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Bill Marshall Law Offices
  • 2010 - 2012
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  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • Western Carolina University
  • B.S.
  • 2007


  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Premier 100
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Family Law Basics
  • NC Bar Association
  • 2014
  • New Parent Defender Training
  • NC School of Government
  • 2011
  • Worker's Compensation Law Book Award
  • Campbell University
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • North Carolina Onsite Water Protection Conference
  • Legal Remedies for Environmental Health Specialists
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
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Child custody Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for any family law matter. I have worked with Jennifer as opposing counsel and have always had a very pleasant experience with her. Jennifer is professional, knowledgeable, reasonable and serves as a zealous advocate for her clients. I would certainly recommend her to anyone in need of assistance during a difficult time."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in all aspects of family law. I have seen her in the courtroom and she is an extremely effective advocate for her client's interests. I have also worked with her as opposing counsel and have had a very positive experience. I have very high respect for her as an attorney and would have no problem recommending her to anyone in need of legal services."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer is an experienced and trustworthy attorney who routinely handles family law matters in Winston Salem, NC and the surrounding areas. I have no concerns referring potential clients her way. -- Andrew Newman"
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mrs. Oakley started working for my office this year. Prior to working here, I had the opportunity to observe her and have cases with her many times over the last 4 years. She is a talented attorney and goes out of her way to meet the needs of her clients. Not only does she truly care about her clients, but she also furiously fights for them in the court room. You won't find a better package in a family lawyer than Jennifer Michaud."
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King Adoption Lawyer Jennifer Diane Oakley
Jennifer Diane Oakley
Adoption Attorney
King, NC
Licensed for 13 years