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R. Michelle Blaylock-Howser

Family Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

4.6   11 reviews

also known as R. Michelle Howser

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About R.

Learn R.’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Family
    Practice focus include divorce, custody/visitaiton, paternity, child support, dependency and neglect, termination of parental rights, and alimony.

    17 years

I believe the law profession chose me long before I chose it.  As a young child I was often told I could argue with a wall.  I now have been involved in the legal community for over 20 years.  I began my career as a receptionist and worked my way through the industry as a secretary, paralegal, and administrative assistant while obtaining my education at Middle Tennessee State University.  I spent 8 years of my legal career serving the Tennessee Judiciary as a Judicial Assistant to two circuit judges.    My personal experiences and peer encouragement lead me to further my education by attending the Nashville School of Law all while I continued to work full time.  Graduating in 2006, I began to seek the area of law that most suited my personality and conviction.   I am committed to serving families in Tennessee as they navigate the temptuous waters of family law.  I am committed to doing my best to represent my client's interests without compromising the values for which I hold dear.  Honesty, integrity and thorough communication are not compromised in my approach to each case.  It is my desire to educate and assist a client in making the best possible decision in their case. Therefore, i often not only attempt to offer my legal advice but the practical advice that will help them make an informed decision as they attempt to better their circumstances in life.  

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My partners and I had the privilege of representing 12 people in a successful ouster suit against our local Sheriff who had been charged with several crimes.
I also own Simply Split Legal which is a document preparation service for pro se litigants who cannot afford counsel and find themselves having to represent themselves.
Wilson, Howser & Oliver is my previous firm.  I loved working with these two outstanding lawyers.  Mr. Wilson is now Chancellor in our Judicial District.

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Howser & Associates, PLLP
1500 Medical Center Parkway
Suite 3A-1
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129


4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Milton | November 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
100% recommend Michelle Howser, excellent service, professional and personalized attention, friendly and professional staff, if you need a lawyer that is really worth it, she is the solution.
Posted by Gary | October 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
I asked Michelle if she and her team would support me in a divorce process that I knew would be extremely difficult to process. She and her team agreed to assist me in the process. The time we spent trying to reach a settlement was long and arduous. However, we were able to get through the process and with all of the support that I received form her team I feel that with her team's assistance we were able to reach a settlement that was fair and equitable. I am very grateful for all the support that I got from this team.
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Posted by Carolyn | October 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Carolyn Hickerson
If you need the best attorney in Murfreesboro and surrounding areas I recommend Michelle Howser. I used her services with a family issue. She was highly professional, had deep courtroom experience and she gets her clients results. Our experience with Ms. Howser met all of our hopes and expectations.
Posted by Anthony | December 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ms. Howser and her team is a one-of-a-kind team, they went above and beyond for me and my family she answered all my questions she always returned all of my calls she handled any difficulties that I struggled with during this process.... I would recommend her to anyone for any situation that you needed handled she is very professional and kind however she knows how to get down to business I can't think her and her team enough for what she has done for me she got me exactly what was best for my family and I thank you very much Ms. Howser
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Posted by Velma | August 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Our many thanks to Michelle for the way our adoption case was handled. She was a Godsend to us and we were so happy that this was finally over our only regret was we did not have her from the begining. She made us feel confident this would work out and it did! What a great lawyer!
Posted by Kristi | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Michelle is very professional and led me every step of the way to finalize my divorce. Highly recommended to anyone that might need her services.
Posted by Richard | June 27, 2015
Heaven Sent
Michelle Blaylock-Howser has been more than just an attorney for my wife and I. She saw us through some of the worst years of our lives. Michelle always gave us advise on how to handle our situation and make it through while being strong. Her knowledge of the law, her attention to detail, and her willingness to work hard until she's found the best possible resources to represent her clients far exceeded what we could have ever asked for in a lawyer. You should see her performance in the courtroom. It's absolutely amazing and she is always 100% prepared for whatever comes up. This extremely intelligent and talented woman is truly Heaven sent!
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2015
Best Attorney EVER!!!!!
WOW Michelle is amazing. She is the best. She is caring, compassionate and understands her clients. This has been such an emotional ride for me and she was there for me from the start. She was the only one who really understood me. She is absolutely amazing!!!!!!
Posted by Shannon | April 15, 2014
Highly Recommended
I highly recommended Michelle Howser to anyone in need of legal assistance. Mrs. Howser represented me in a messy, long 2 year child custody case. I had no no idea what to expect, she did not hesitate in directing me toward the best interest for my family. Mrs. Howser is professional, manages conflict resolution and problem solving well. She remains calm in tense moments, yet can be aggressive as need be. She is a lawyer you can trust to provide the support and guidance needed no matter what the circumstances may be. She is outstanding in the courtroom and respected by many. My children remain in my custody with my ex actually losing several visitation days. I'm a very happy and content client!!
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Posted by Michael | April 3, 2014
Child Custody
I would recommend Mrs Howser 100%. She is very caring of her clients and is the very best. I have had the opportunity of being a long term client unfortunately, for the last five years, but the outcome she produced from my trial was the very best a father could ask for. Full legal custody of his son!!!
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2023
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BEWARE!!! Do Your Homework Before Hiring Michelle Howser
These reviews are all old. Go to Google Reviews and see the most recent reviews. Do your homework on Michell Howser before you hire her.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wilson, Howser & Oliver
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Reed & Howser
  • 2007 - 2013


  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
  • Chesterton Senior High School
  • 1986


  • Tennessee Legal Association for Women
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Middle Tennessee Legal Association for Women
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Richard LaRoche Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award
  • Rutherford and Cannon County Bar Association
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Fall CLE Conference
  • Practicing in Dependency and Neglect Cases
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse R.
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an excellent attorney. She fights hard for her clients in difficult custody/family battles and always goes into the courtroom prepared. She looks out for her clients best interests and is a skilled zealous advocate. I endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is an exceptional attorney who cares about her clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Blaylock-Howser without reservation."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michelle since before she became the tough, fair and compassionate family law attorney she is today. Ms. Blaylock-Howser takes on difficult cases and smartly helps her divorce clients navigate through the courts to successful results. I highly recommend her excellent work."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Other
"This attorney continues her commitment to excellence as a lawyer by staying current on the new education that is being taught on the practice of being a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is committed to being an excellent lawyer by not only being educated, but by keeping up to date on the new education that is being taught about the practice of being a lawyer."
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Murfreesboro Family Lawyer R. Michelle Blaylock-Howser
R. Michelle Blaylock-Howser
Family Attorney
Murfreesboro, TN
Licensed for 16 years