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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Successful Women Owners Network||2016|
|America's Most Honored Professionals "Best of the Best"||The American Registry||2016|
|Top Lawyers of Arizona||Arizona Republic||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated- Judicial Edition||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|2015 Top Lawyers of Arizona||Arizona Republic||2015|
|2015 Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|America's Most Honored Professional||The American Registry||2015|
|2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|2015 Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Arizona||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.||2015|
|America's Most Honored Professional||The American Registry||2014|
|Top Valley Lawyers||North Valley Magazine||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Arizona’s Top Attorneys for Family Law||AZ Business Magazine||2014|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business||Arizona Business Magazine||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Ten Estate and Trust Litigation Attorneys||AZ Business Magazine||2012|
|Best of Arizona Business Attorneys||Ranking Arizona||2012|
|Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers||Southwest Super Lawyers||2007|
|Award of Excellence||Scottsdale Bar Association||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Owens & Perkins, P.C.||1996 - Present|
|Sole Practitioner||Michelle J. Perkins, Attorney at Law||1994 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arizona Chapter of Entreprenuers' Organization||Member of the Velocity Forum||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||1994 - Present|
|Scottsdale Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Arizona State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science Cum Laude||1990|
Posted by Joel
Michelle is bright, knowledgable and passionate. She has represented me in various capacities for 15 years and have felt confident that she, and her firm, know what to do and how to do it. She explains what is usually a very complicated law system into laymen terms that is easy to understand. And she wins when they are hired to represent you.
Posted by anonymous
There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for everything Michelle Perkins and her staff have done for me. In my opinion, they are the absolute best attorneys in Arizona and I was blessed to have found them. I have used Michelle and members of her legal team to handle a number of different legal issues, including a complicated divorce, litigations, various lawsuits, and finalizing a will & testament. I always got the best service and the best results. Michelle and her team are highly knowledgeable, very skilled, strong litigators, good listeners, compassionate and caring. They were aggressive when they needed to be, were always focused on my best interest, and diligently resolved issues quickly and efficiently. Additionally, they were conscientious about minimizing my legal costs. Michelle and her team possess a high level of integrity and honesty. Michelle was always positive, comforting and treated me like a member of her own family. No matter what my legal needs were, I felt cared for at all times and knew that they are doing the best job in representing me. I highly recommend Owens & Perkins. They are indeed the absolute best law firm in Arizona.
Posted by Peter
After 17 years of marriage, we had accumulated assets and had ownership in a successful small business and numerous other mutual holdings and interests. While our children are adults, our agreement did involve spousal maintenance. The point being, it was complicated and there was plenty to ‘fight over’. But we were not “at war”! And if you are reading this in the early stages of a divorce, I implore you, go to a paintball course, but don’t use a divorce proceeding as a means to inflict pain for the hurt you feel! The ricochet will hurt you too!!!
What impressed me first with Michelle was rather than jumping-in and saying “here’s how it is”, she took the time to understand me, my tone, and my objectives. She ensured the issues were clearly understood and made sure the agreement was fair. She also recognizes that an amicable solution requires negotiation and give-and-take, by both parties. In many ways, I found Michelle to be a facilitator. She has many years of experience and has seen structures and agreements that work, and those that don’t, and was able to provide suggestions throughout the process for me to consider.
Perhaps our biggest challenge was not reaching agreement, but the Agreement itself. It was complicated legal document. Michelle took our agreement in principle and crafted a sound legal document that can be clearly interpreted and enforced. A poorly written agreement is detrimental to both parties! Michelle enlisted independent support from other attorneys in her office who were unfamiliar with our case to ensure the Agreement was unambiguous without further explanation. And despite multiple iterations Michelle never demonstrated frustration or irritation.
Lastly, I found Michelle to be personable, yet direct. She communicates clearly and effectively, and always maintained the highest standard of professionalism. Thanks to Michelle, we did not destroy ourselves or each other, and we remain great friends!
With heartfelt gratitude for helping me through a very difficult process, I highly recommend Michelle Perkins.
Posted by Shelley
Michelle took on my very tough divorce case and was successful in helping me ensure my rights were not trampled right from the start. She was absolutely excellent in court. The temporary orders hearing went well and I was able to recover what I had lost right away. Michelle can tell the story accurately in court with witnesses. She is smart, strategic, and can take the toughest of cases and make them end well. I very much appreciate her advocacy and her high standard of ethics. She came highly recommended to me by a judge and a fellow attorney. I can whole-heartedly say Michelle is the best advocate you could choose to help protect you and your rights.
Brian Winter, Divorce and separation Attorney
Attorney Perkins is one of those rare attorneys who combines being a compassionate advocate for her clients with superior legal knowledge. Attorney Perkins meticulous attention to detail and advocacy skills are an asset to her clients and is why she is a sought after lawyer. I highly recommend Attorney Perkins.
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