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Michelle Rene Cheney

Family Attorney at Crandall, TX

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Cheney Legal, P.C., Cheney, Fernandez & Associates, P.C.

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Michelle

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Family law is not just something I do to earn a living. I love what I do as a family law attorney and mediator. As an attorney I am able to help many clients protect their children and their assets. As a mediator I am able to help individuals and their attorneys resolve cases before the expense of a trial. 


I am a parent of a teenager and over the years have been able to help my clients because I understand the importance of their children.




Michelle Rene Cheney
1023 W. U.S. Highway 175
Suite B
Crandall, TX, 75114


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by James | November 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome awesome by far the best lawyer ever!!!!!
Mrs Chenney is the best of the best!! I heard how divorces can mess people up financially and emotionally, but Mr Chenney showed how she can relieve pain of stress with her direct approach!!!! She honest but fair. She provides option options and more options. Mrs Chenney and her team are so organized and professional. So u never feel hopeless!!! If you need help call on her (super woman lawyer) She WILL. Get results!!!
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Posted by Steven and Tammy Kellner | June 24, 2022
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Grandparent child custody
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Posted by Connie | May 11, 2017
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Excellent Attorney! Michelle is AMAZING!
I can not say enough good about this law office. Michelle Cheney is one of the most kind-hearted and honest people I have ever met. Michelle and her team have helped our family with several family law cases over the past ten years. She has an amazing memory and attention to detail. She truely cares for her clients and it shows in her work, she consistently goes above and beyond until the job is done. Her rates are extremely fair for her level of expertise, in fact, she is worth much more than she charges. If you need someone to fight for the best interests of your family you have come to the right place.
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Posted by Rick&Kimberly | November 21, 2012
In a sentence: Michelle Cheney is a great lawyer!
Our experience with Michelle Cheney has been wonderful. She cared about our family, listened, was always there for us, FOUGHT hard for us, and we know God blessed us with her. Many times when you need legal counsel you are just “a case” and are not given 100%, due to I’m sure heavy case loads, but Michelle Cheney can manage heavy case loads and still make you feel like you are her only and top priority in her busy work day. My family and I cannot say enough about her abilities. If you are in need of an attorney (ours was an adoption case) you will not be disappointed by Michelle Cheney. She was instrumental in putting our family together!!! She is hands down the BEST ATTORNEY I have ever seen.
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Response from Michelle Cheney May 10, 2017
I can not believe how much she had grown when I saw you last. I appreciate your kind words and I hope that you and your family are doing amazing! Your family crosses my mind all the time and it was a blessing to be able to work with such amazing people.
Posted by Karina | October 7, 2012
Michelle was such a blessing to me. She truly took my case to heart and fought for the best interest of my child. She kept me informed throughtout the entire process and billed more than fairly (and I've had other attorneys bleed me with no action taken). This is her profession, but she also has compassion and will battle for you because its the right thing to do and its not just about the money... and that is hard to find.
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Response from Michelle Cheney May 10, 2017
You are one of my favorite people ever and working with you and your family has been amazing. Hard to believe all these years later things are going well and your kiddo is just amazing!! Thanks for trusting me with your family!
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2011
Quick Response on Short Notice
My wife and I needed an attorney for an adoption of a newborn baby. Due to some strange circumstances we had no time to hire an attorney or prepare for this adoption. To make matters more complicated we needed papers drawn up and legal advice on the weekend. A friend of ours recommended Michelle Cheney. To our surprise she jumped in our situation ON THE WEEKEND and made a difficult situation fairly easy. Michelle did all of this before actually being retained. Throughout the adoption process we were very pleased with Michelle. We would highly recommend Michelle! Our adoption was completed in a timely manner and we can't thank Michelle enough.
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Posted by Amy | October 7, 2010
Highly Effective Attorney
Ms. Cheney is an extremely effective and knowledgable familt law attorney who is a wonderful advocate for families and children. Her knowledge of the law is excellent and she has a wonderful ability to make a situation that for the most part is the worst time in the lives of many, a much easier process and less stressful on her clients.
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Posted by Jim | September 28, 2010
Overwhelmingly competent
In the last 15 years, I have worked with many attorneys in my field of DNA and drug testing for the family courts in Dallas and the surrounding counties. Michelle Cheney is one of those attorneys. I have seen her many times in the courtroom going head to head with some of the best attorneys. She is extremely knowledgeable, competent, always prepared and knows family law. She works non-stop for her clients. She is not only an excellent, highly qualified attorney but would also be an ourstanding Judge, in my opinion.
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Posted by Rick | September 27, 2010
She's amazing!
Michelle is a pit bull when it comes to being an advocate for her clients. She kept us informed, always acted in our best interest, and maintained ethical and professional integrity at all times! I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Paul | September 20, 2010
Grandparent child custody
This process took a little longer than I had hoped, but it was completed and well done.
Posted by Tony | September 19, 2010
Great help
MIchelle was great help. She answered all my guestions and gave me some suggestion on my consultation. She is very friendly and easy to talk to. She is also very fair, how many lawyers can you say that about? I would recommend her to everyone. Thanks Michelle
Posted by Sam | September 18, 2010
Family Law Case
Michelle Cheney represented me as my attorney in the matter of Family Law. She was professional and looked out for my best interest in the case. She is very knowledgable in her field and her practice contiues to grow each year. Her staff was friendly and helpful and was always ready to help me, when I had questions.
Posted by Lisa | September 14, 2010
Michelle is one of the most knowledgable attorneys regarding family law. If it was not for Michelle in our case, we would not be enjoying our time with our niece. I would and do recommend Michelle to anyone who ask for an attorney regarding family law.
Posted by Dana Shapter | September 14, 2010
Lawyer who gets the job done!
Michelle is a family gal practicing family law. She is VERY well versed in laws regarding child custody. My family met her in CPS court while fostering and adopting 2 children. I watched her in that venue and knew if i ever needed a family lawyer I would hire her. And when the time came, we went directly to Michelle. She is aggressive, energetic and on fire for what she does and strives to be the best which makes a huge difference in how an attorney represents you. The word Lazy is NOT in her vocabulary. My situation involved my grandson and my son getting at least 50/50 custody. WE WON!!
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Posted by Jim | September 13, 2010
Mr. Jim Taylor
This is one of the most hard working dedicated professionals I have ever met. I would highly recommend her for any type of family law.
Posted by Meg | September 13, 2010
An Attorney I would choose again.
I highly recommend Michelle Cheney. She was very helpful and supportive to my family and me during and after the custody case. She always took the time to answer our questions and worked very hard to get my grandson back to his mother.
Posted by Elizabeth | September 13, 2010
Highly Recommended
Honestly, I would never trust any legal situation to anyone other than Ms. Cheney. She helped me through a horrible custody battle and ultimately after a year of hard work and dedication my son came home where he belongs. Over the years I have also had other legal situations that I have run in to and she has always been there eager and willing to help. My family would not be the same without her and I am eternally grateful for her.
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Posted by Carlton | September 13, 2010
Data center engineer
Michelle is a very informed, knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. I used her for my divorce, power of attorney and will. I could call her on any legal matter and she is willing to help, if she can't she will know or find someone who can.. thumbs up on her.
Posted by Janan | September 13, 2010
Highly Recommend
Michelle is very down to earth and easy to talk to. She listened to my situation and took control just as I asked of her. I am so thankful I had Michelle in my corner through this difficult time in my life.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Cheney, Fernandez & Associates, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • President
  • Cheney Legal, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Daniel R. Strann
  • 2005 - 2007


  • Texas Tech University
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 2005
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001


  • Kaufman County Republican Woman
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kaufman County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Kaufman County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (38)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"There are scores of attorney who practice family law, Michelle Cheney lives it. Michelle's zeal, professionalism, and encyclopedic knowledge of the family code makes her one of the best family attorneys I've ever litigated against. The highest compliment I can pay Michelle is that I refer cases to her with the utmost confidence."
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is an excellent and hard working family law attorney. She is diligent in her pursuit of her clients' interests, and she possesses the knowledge and experience to assure that her clients' interests are zealously represented."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Michelle for any mediation needs. She is my choice mediator, especially on highly contested divorce or modification cases that other mediators cannot get settled. She is affordable for clients, while providing excellent skills that other mediators charge triple her rates. She comes in with a plan of action, doesn't waste time and doesn't give up. I have used other mediators that have walked in with a "this case will not settle" attitude. You will never get that from Michelle! Carla S. Rankin Family Law Attorney Dallas, Texas"
Family Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"If you want an attorney who will stop at nothing to see that you get everything the law will allow and has experience working with attorneys and judges around North Texas, look no further than Ms. Cheney. When it comes to family law she is the one you want in your corner!"
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a great advocate for her clients and is always prepared and professional."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Michelle as opposing counsel and as a mediator. She is professional, hard working, ethical, competent and a pleasure to work with. She zealously represents her clients without Rambo tactics. Her personal trials and tribulations have only served to strengthen an already strong and convicted person!!"
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle is highly ethical and knowledgeable. She strongly advocates for her clients without losing her professionalism. Hardworking and smart."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Other
"I can confidently endorse Michelle based upon her strength of character, ability to overcome adversity, and her unfailing faith. Michelle is well suited to compassionately handle any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She's top notch when it comes to Family Law issues."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been in a two year long battle with Michelle as my opposing counsel. She's personable (even friendly), professional, and willing to extend reasonable courtesies, while remaining perfectly willing and able to cut my legs out from underneath me in the courtroom if needed. She's one of those lawyers that I would want call on before my spouse did, if I were in need of a divorce lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cheney is fantastic at resolving problems and is very compassionate with her clients. FIVE STARS!"
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michelle Cheney is an experienced family law attorney who works diligently for her clients. She is one of the rare attorneys who genuinely cares for her clients and is passionate about her work."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle will work hard to get you the result you want."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michelle is an excellent lawyer and an even better person. She says what she means and means what she says. Her tenacity and knowledge of the law is unmatched. This also makes her an extremely effective mediator. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a family law matter or mediation to Michelle."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Crandall Family Lawyer Michelle Rene Cheney
Michelle Rene Cheney
Family Attorney
Crandall, TX
Licensed for 18 years