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Michelle L. Carswell-Pritchard

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Morganton, NC

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Michelle C. Pritchard

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 24 years
    California - CA 27 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1996
    Inactive No misconduct found

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I enjoy practicing Social Security Disability law because I find it gratifying helping people in need and I am very interested in medicine.  I have been practicing law for 20 years this year.  In my spare time, I am an avid scuba diver, a PADI DiveMaster since 2012, and an avid underwater phtographer, especially of sharks. I love to travel and meet new people.  I also love music, and make somewhat futile, but continuous attempts to play violin and learn to surf.

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Pritchard Law, PLLC
410 A East Union Street
Morganton, NC, 28655
Pritchard Law, PLLC
Landfall Executive Suites
1213 Culbreth Drive, Box #325
Wilmington, NC, 28405
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Posted by Debbie | April 11, 2015
Exceptional person !!!
Michelle went above and beyond in helping our family navigate the social security disability system. She explained each step and followed up in terms that we could understand. She was very knowledgable and efficient. We would highly recommend her. She is easy to talk to, very personable and gets the job done!!
Posted by Edna | March 19, 2015
Best Attorny
I had the pleasure of having Michelle's services for my Son . I also feel it is a privilege to know her as well . She was very attentive to our needs and right on top of every aspect of our case . I have & will continue to highly recommend Michelle L . Carswell - Pritchard to all friends & Family .
Posted by Edna | March 18, 2015
Excellent Legal Representation!
Michelle L. Carswell-Pritchard, went above and beyond to make sure I was at ease and prepared for my case. With multiple phone calls,emails, and two face-to-face meetings. Michelle L. Carswell-Pritcharde encouraged me to write down any questions that i may have forgotten during our first encounter. I was very happy with how everything turned out and would recommend her to anyone needing quality, honest legal help.
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Posted by Deborah | March 16, 2015
michelle prichard saved my life
I hired Michelle Pritchard to take on my disability case 8 years ago. I had not major physical problems then, but mental. Until someone goes through what i go through everyday, there is no way of understanding. With that said Michelle understood that I was trapped in a mind that does not work like normal people. Even though she never experienced it, she sympathized with my condition. I was in an assisited living home with no hope , I thought. MIchelle immediately took my case. Since I had no insurance the group home was holding on to me as long as they could. I was in fear i was gonna be out on the streets, and with a mind like mine it would have been easy to commit suicide or hurt someone. With the help, support, and always keeping me and the group home informed of every step, I was awarded my disiabilty within 9 months of the day she took my case. I owe my life and all that I have accomplished to Michelle Pritchard. With her help and her concern for me i never became homeless and i got the help that i need to live as normal life as possiable. I see my doctors and take my medication as i suppose to. Thank you Michelle for saving my life and getting the help that i despertley needed. Something bad was getting ready to happen in my life if you didnt go that extra mile for someone who needed it.
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Posted by Kevin | March 16, 2015
Michelle is a great attorney
I've worked with Michelle in the past and she did a great job. She was effective and caring in representing my interests. I would definitely hire her in the future if the need arises.
Posted by Randy | March 16, 2015
Michelle was a godsend in my claim from the filing to the hearing. I was so impressed I recommended her to several of my friends whom she is helping currently. Highest praise from this satisfied client.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Pritchard Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ricci Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Byrd Byrd Ervin McMahon & Denton
  • 1999 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Barry Bernstein
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Greene and Schwartz
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Law Firm of Randolph & Levanas
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Lance A. Ito
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • California Indian Legal Services
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Intern Investigator
  • Public Defender Service For The District Of Columbia
  • 1992 - 1992
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v Kevin Mitnick
  • California v Orenthal James Simpson
  • Robert Hafner and The Revels v. Disney, Miramax, MCA Records, and Universal Music Group
  • Won case for the Revels


  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Disability Advocacy Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Disability Advocacy Section
  • Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Disability Advocacy Section
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Social Securty Disability Law
  • North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Order of Service
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • 2016


  • Entertainment Law: Cases and Materials on Film, Television and Music by Sherri L. Burr and William D. Henslee, West Publishing
  • “Cameras in the Courtroom in the OJ Simpson Case” by Michelle Carswell-Pritchard
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Social Security Disability Practice: A Bird’s Eye View of Colleagues’ Best Practices
  • 2013

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Social Security & Disability Attorney | Mar 15
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"I endorse this lawyer because unhave worked with her on many occasions, attended training sessions with her, and served in professional associations with her. She is caring, competent, smart, and handles herself well with clients and judges. I highly recommend her."
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Morganton Social Security & Disability Lawyer Michelle L. Carswell-Pritchard
Michelle L. Carswell-Pritchard
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Morganton, NC
Licensed for 27 years