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R. Michael Elliot

Employment and labor Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Michael Elliot

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About R. Michael

Learn R. Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    40%
    Following in the footsteps of his father, Michael is developing expertise in several areas of Employment law.

    11 years, 50 cases

  2. Family
    30%
    Following in the footsteps of his mother, Suzanne Reynolds, Michael is developing expertise in various areas of Family Law.

    10 years, 40 cases

  3. Wrongful termination
    20%

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    Handling all sorts of criminal matters from traffic to felonies. Michael spent 2.5 years in the Mecklenburg County Public Defender's office honing his skills.

    13 years, 300 cases

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As an associate in the Charlotte office of Elliot Morgan Parsonage, Michael provides compassionate, diligent, and creative legal services that are tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. His ability to relate to clients from diverse backgrounds makes him well suited for representing his clients across a broad range of legal areas. He practices in the areas of employment law and family law, but he also handles cases relating to a variety of criminal matters.

 

Michael comes by his legal abilities through his parents as well as his education. He grew up in a home where the practice of law dominated discussions around the dinner table. His father, Robert M. Elliot, is a founding partner of Elliot Morgan Parsonage. His mother, Suzanne Reynolds, has been a valued member of the faculty of Wake Forest Law School for over 30 years and now serves as interim dean.

 

Michael is a proud “double Tar Heel,” having graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of arts in English and a J.D. degree. Following law school, he practiced as a public defender in Mecklenburg County for two and a half years and handled hundreds of cases in district and superior court—never one to shy away from fighting for his clients’ rights. He also serves as chapter editor of the Sixth edition of the North Carolina Prima Facie Torts Manual.

 

Michael lives in Charlotte with his wife, Rebecca Davenport, a cardiac nurse at Carolinas Medical Center. Michael and Rebecca love to travel, with extended trips to Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America.

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Location

Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC
Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC
426 Old Salem Rd
Winston Salem, NC, 27101
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Posted by Anne | July 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable
If you are looking for the right lawyer for you, stop right now - that lawyer is Michael Elliot. From the first phone conversation Michael was professional, personable and precise in detailing the process and what to expect. My previous employer was less than happy about my resignation to the point they chose to withhold incentive pay earned. This was not a lot of money but more a matter of principal for me. I was never made to feel petty or foolish.. Michael saw merit in the situation; wrote a letter on my behalf stating laws supporting our stand with a successful outcome. I have and would recommend Michael and his firm.
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Posted by Cory | June 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Michael is fantastic. We came to him after wasting a significant amount of money with another lawyer. He listened to our problem and presented a solid plan of action. He followed through on everything and kept us updated throughout the entire process. More than any of that, he was personable and it felt like he was working with us to get the best resolution possible. I will be referring him to anyone that I know that needs legal representation. He and his entire firm are outstanding!
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Posted by Russell | November 18, 2021
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Wrongful Termination
When you’ve been wrongfully terminated, there’s only one option, Michael Elliot. When you need support, and commitment Michael Elliott provides that. In a time when you’ve been wronged Michael Elliott cares, not only from a financial perspective, but from an integrity perspective as well. It’s not always about money. Sometimes you want your name cleared, to be heard, and to be given the respect back that you deserve, and he cares about all that equally. Michael Elliott values your time, with little interruption to your new employer, and family time. Within the first few minutes of our first phone conversation, I knew my previous employers team didn’t stand a chance. I was right! He understands you as a client, and gets results in a timely manner, and he expedites the process to the best of his ability. In an uncertain time, you never would have thought you would be in, you want the best! Michael Elliott fills that void undoubtably. In the end it’s all about what’s right, and that’s what was important to me, my family, Michael Elliot, and his team. I am forever grateful for his hard work, dedication, and commitment in making me feel like I was his top priority. With professional representation, and unparalleled trust to get the results you want, and expect Michael Elliot provides all of that.
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Posted by Steven | March 17, 2021
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Employee excellence
I had an out-of-North Carolina past employer issue and Mr. Elliott represented my concerns. Persistence and patience paid off! We won more than I initially expected as he uncovered additional opportunities. He’s professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Thank you.
Posted by David | January 10, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Reviewed severance documentation
I wanted to protect myself and also understand the terms of my severance agreement / package. Michael reviewed my documents, translated the terms, and consulted with me on what he believed would be the best next steps. Best money I've ever spent!
Posted by Jill | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
10 Star Lawyer
Michael Elliot handled all of my questions and concerns dealing with an employer. He communicated directly with me through email and phone. I was extremely pleased with the outcome. He was professional and personable. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Bryan | March 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Michael helped me with an employment matter and he was excellent and extraordinary with his work. He assured me of a realistic goal which was met promptly and never led me astray. I would recommend him to anyone with any legal problems.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Non-Compete Assistance
I had never had any employment issues before, so retaining counsel for this particular issue was pretty daunting. There was a lot at stake, but I trusted his judgement and I have to say, it paid off, literally. I needed to be released from a non-compete that was going to tank my business, and he knocked it out of the park. I'm sure for him it was low-hanging fruit, but it was worth a lot to me, well beyond his reasonable fee.
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2015
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Highly Recommend
I've had bad experiences with lawyers in the past who did not do what they said they would and still charged outlandish fees. Michael did exactly what he said he would, was helpful, kept me informed of the progress on the case, and his fees were exactly what he said they would be. The case turned out to take longer than expected, but the outcome was as expected. What more can you ask for. Highly recommend Michael.
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Posted by Kiki | April 21, 2015
True Professionalism
Michael did a great job. He was professional, knowledgeable and prompt with communication. I immediately felt comfortable with him (and the entire Firm) and was treated with respect and courtesy. He made a stressful period of my life bearable. I cannot put into words how appreciative I am of Michael's (and his Firm's) hard work. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Joye | October 23, 2014
The Best Attorneys in Charlotte
In August, the condo I rented flooded over three fourths of the unit. An after disaster team had to be called in, and there was sewage water throughout the condo. Most of the carpet and all of the hardwoods floors had to be demolished. After six weeks, nothing had been repaired, and the landlord insinuated I was liable for the damages. At the recommendation of a trusted friend, I consulted Michael Elliot and Danny Lyon. These attorneys begin to turn my nightmare around. Mr. Elliot and Mr. Lyon immediately made me feel that they were trustworthy advocates and investigated my case with meticulous and impeccable professionalism. Remarkably, they brought about the most favorable remedy for my case beyond what I thought was impossible. In just a few weeks, I was living in a new apartment and fully refunded beyond what I imagined possible or likely. Mr. Elliot and Mr. Lyon are the attorneys everyone hopes for but doesn't expect to get. They not only resolved a case in my favor in spite of formidable odds, but gave me the priceless peace of mind knowing I wasn't alone in my situation. I can't praise or thank them enough for what they did for me.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant public defender
  • Mecklenburg County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Summer Associate
  • Wake County Public Defender
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Clerk
  • Abrams & Abrams, LLP
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • University of North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hunter v. Town of Mocksville
  • 4.1 million dollar verdict from jury on 8 day trial

Associations

  • Friendship Trays of Charlotte
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Council For Children's Rights
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018

Publications

  • North Carolina Prima Facie Torts Manual - Seventh Edition
  • Chapter Editor
  • 2017
  • North Carolina Prima Facie Torts Manual
  • Chapter Editor
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Wake Forest University Legal Immersion Program
  • Criminal Litigation
  • 2018
  • Wake Forest University Legal Immersion Program
  • Criminal Litigation
  • 2017
  • Employment Law 2017: Winning Ways & Wisdom
  • Hunter v. Town of Mocksville
  • 2017
  • Wake Forest University Legal Immersion Program
  • Criminal Litigation
  • 2016
  • Defending DWI
  • DWI Defense
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse R. Michael
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a fantastic attorney. I've sent many clients with employment related matters to him and Danny and will continue to do so!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney whose results have inspired me take on more difficult matters myself. Michael has expanded the law to protect individuals from wrongful termination and works tirelessly in support of his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Friend
"Michael Elliot is smart and passionate in his work. Moreover, he is the kind of attorney that others enjoy working with, which can have a profound positive impact on a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I’ve had the pleasure of handling cases against Mr. Elliot on numerous occasions. Mr. Elliot has always been dedicated to his clients and responsive to my inquiries. In trial, Mr. Elliot has always proved to be a formidable opponent who advocated zealously for his client."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is a great attorney who I recommend without any hesitation. He is always prepared and zealously fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can't recommend him highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael has shown to be a solid advocate for his clients. Don't hesitate to hire him."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Elliot is a skilled advocate and an outstanding counselor. With significant courtroom experience and the knowledge to address a range of legal issues, Michael has my wholehearted endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Mike in the same courthouse for years, he is a hard working lawyer who puts clients interests first. You should have no reservations in hiring Mike to fight for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Elliot is a tremendous attorney. I have observed him in trial and learned a great deal. I consider him a trusted colleague of mine."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Elliot comes with my highest recommendation. As a colleague, I have benefited tremendously from his perspective."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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