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As a law school student, Michael was privileged to receive a position clerking for the Circuit Judges of Tennessee's 21st Judicial District.  There he researched for the then sitting Judges and watched numerous hearings and trials. 


Since 2008, Michael has practiced at Schell, Binkley and Davies, LLC, one of the highest rated law firms in Franklin, Tennessee.  In 2013, Michael became a partner at Schell and Davies. 



In 2014, Michael was recognized and received several awards for his Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Law practice.  Michael received the SuperLawyers Rising Star designation.  In addition, Michael received the American Institute of Family Lawyers Top 10 Award and was designated as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer and Top 100 Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    10 years
  3. Divorce: 30%
    10 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Allen Talley

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike has a very thorough grasp on all aspects of Family Law and is well respected amongst his fellow peers. I consider Mike a friend and would recommend him to anyone I know in need of a strong advocate to represent them in Court.


    Jason Talley Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • James Nicholas Harris

    Mike asked me to help him with an auto accident case recently. I was very impressed with his work ethic and how he worked hard for his clients. I really appreciated the opportunity to work beside such a professional attorney.


    James Harris Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

509 New Highway 96 W Ste 201
Franklin, TN, 37064-2556


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition and InclusionWorldwide Who's Who of Executives Professionals2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Ten Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 100The National Trial Lawyers2014
Best Town of Franklin 2013Franklin Award Program2013
AV Rated Law FirmMartindale-Hubbell2012
America's Best Law FirmsU.S. News and World Report2012
Honorable Society of Cooper's Inn; Top 10% in his classNashville School of Law2006
Thomas H. Shriver Scholarship AwardNashville School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySchell, Binkley and Davies, LLC2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Joseph Baugh and Michael Fort2007 - 2008
Clerk - Court OfficerWilliamson County, Tennessee Circuit Court Judges Office2004 - 2006
Legal InternOffice Of The Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit2004 - 2005
Legal Intern21st Judicial District Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of CourtMember2009 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Fred J. Page High School, Williamson County, Mock TrialTeam Leader2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Catherine Lee Poindexter v. John M. Poindexter, Sr., 2012 WL 3201940 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2012)Trial Court reversed in favor of client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nashville School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Middle Tennessee State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Tennessee John Marshall American Inn of CourtThe 5th Amendment2012