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About Michelle

Michelle is a nonprofit executive and mediator with a heart for community development and a passion for social ​justice. A native transplant of Charlotte County, Florida, she grew up in Punta Gorda where her parents served in ​administration for Charlotte Regional Medical Center, at that time a nonprofit hospital, which now operates as ​ShorePoint. She would spend the rest of her youth growing up in the hills of Huntsville, Tennessee before ​relocating to Chattanooga, a state she still considers her second home. She and her family relocated back to ​southwest Florida in 2018.

A graduate of Regent University's School of Law, Michelle received the Award of Excellence for the graduating law ​class of 2015. She holds a Master of Arts in Law focusing in nonprofit law and human rights. It was here she would ​work to combat social injustice clerking for the Center for Global Justice, helping write legislative memoranda ​relative to international terrorism and the Convention on the Rights of a Child.

For 25 years she worked as a paralegal, law clerk and nonprofit executive serving in the areas of complex litigation, ​employment law, real estate, estate and financial planning, business organizations, corporate law, nonprofit ​advocacy, civil and human rights and international law. She began her career serving as a paralegal in the 8th ​Judicial District of Tennessee, and would go on to work as senior complex litigation paralegal and law clerk in the ​11th Judicial District clerking in the Chancery Court and the Hamilton County Attorney’s Office. She would work as a ​senior litigation and civil rights paralegal for international and regional law firms before transitioning into the ​nonprofit sector. Her jurisdictional experience includes Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Colorado, California, ​North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, all federal jurisdictions, the United Nations and the EU. She has ​also served on federal and state legislative campaigns, serving as the RNC Delegate for the 3rd Congressional ​District for Dr. Ben Carson in 2012, and Mayor Wamp of Chattanooga legislative campaign.

It has been Michelle’s life long dream to establish a nonprofit that advocates for social justice, and that dream came ​true in 2020 when she founded The Advocacy Center, Inc., an all-woman managed and led international non-​attorney agency service center created to address conflict and social injustice on a global scale through nonprofit ​advocacy and non-attorney agency services.

If what you are doing equips communities to alleviate conflict and social injustice, she’s all in!

Service Areas

Nonprofit Advocacy

Conflict Resolution

Nonattorney Agency Law

International Law and Human Rights

Law & Public Policy

Real Estate

Get in touch.

Email: Michelle@theadvocacycenter.net

Phone: (877) 807-1202; Ext. 101

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