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  • Founding the Firm

    After being admitted to the practice of law in 1994, Ms. Perkins was a sole practitioner for two years before forming Owens & Perkins with her maternal grandfather, C.D. Owens.

    No one else in the family is an attorney and Michelle had the wonderful privilege of working side by side with her grandfather for 23 years. After an extraordinary 68-year legal career, C.D. retired in 2017. We literally have generations representing generations.

    • Bio

      Background

      Attorney Michelle Perkins is well known for her practice in the area of family law, including representing generations of clients whose families have been represented by the firm since Mr. Owens arrived in Arizona back in 1967. Things have certainly changed over the years, but through good times and bad, the firm has been here for our valued clients, and in 2017 the firm celebrated its 50 Year Anniversary.

      Ms. Perkins’ professional organizations include the Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of entrepreneurs who transform the world of business, and Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”), recognizing women who embody innovation, growth, community service and lifetime achievement.

      In recognition of her outstanding work, some of her most notable achievements include:

      • Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer by the Legal Community / 2018 / 2019
      • Top Lawyers—For Excellence and Achievement by the Arizona Republic / 2015 / 2016 / 2018 / 2019
      • AV Preeminent Rated—Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal ability and Ethical Standards by both peers and Judges—Martindale-Hubbell / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019
      • Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell / 2017 / 2019
      • Arizona’s Top Lawyers by AZ Business Magazine / 2012 / 2014
      • Lifetime Achievement Award, Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”), Republic Media, Arizona Republic / 2016
      • 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by AZ Business Magazine / 2013
      • Lifetime Achievement Award—America’s Top 100 Attorneys
      • Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell / 2013 / 2014 / 2015
      • Nation’s Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel / 2015 / 2016 / 2017
      • “10 Best” by the American Institute of Family Law / 2017
      • Client’s Choice Award by Avvo / 2012—2019
      • Award of Excellence by Scottsdale Bar Association / 2009
      • Top 5% of family law lawyers by Southwest

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    • Associations
      • Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (11 years)
        Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (11 years)
      • Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”)
        Successful Women Owners Network (“SWON”)
    • Community Involvement

      Ms. Perkins believes in giving back and has held many pro bono positions over the years, including serving as:

      • Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Family Law Section
      • Serving on the Superior Court Domestic Relations/Mental Health Committee
      • Board Member of the Scottsdale Bar Association
      • Board Member of the Homeless Legal Assistance Project
      • Serving as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court in family law and probate matters, with an emphasis on settlement conferences for complex, high asset, high conflict litigation.
    • Martindale Hubbell 25 Year Anniversary
      Martindale Hubbell 25 Year Anniversary
    • Nation's Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel
      Nation's Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel
    • AV Preeminent 2019
      AV Preeminent 2019
    • Lawyers.com 2019
      Lawyers.com 2019
    • Judicial Edition 2019
      Judicial Edition 2019
    • Martindale-Hubbell 2019
      Martindale-Hubbell 2019
    • Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell | 2019
      Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell | 2019
    • AZ Republic Top Lawyers 2019
      AZ Republic Top Lawyers 2019
    • Avvo
      Avvo
    • AV Preeminent Rating - Judicial Edition | 2018
      AV Preeminent Rating - Judicial Edition | 2018
    • 2018 Avvo Top-Rated Award
      2018 Avvo Top-Rated Award
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2018
      Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2018
    • AV Preeminent Rating 2018
      AV Preeminent Rating 2018
    • AZ Republic Top Lawyers 2018
      AZ Republic Top Lawyers 2018
    • Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell | 2017
      Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell | 2017
    • Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer 2017
      Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer 2017
    • AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by both peers and judges
      AV Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
    • Lifetime Achievement Award, Successful Women Owners Network 2016
      Lifetime Achievement Award, Successful Women Owners Network 2016
    • Lifetime Achievement Award - America's Top 100 Attorneys
      Lifetime Achievement Award - America's Top 100 Attorneys
    • Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell 2013-2015
      Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell 2013-2015
    • Client's Choice Award by Avvo | 2012-2019
      Client's Choice Award by Avvo | 2012-2019
    • Top Lawyers of Arizona 2015, 2016, 2018 For Excellence and Achievement by the Arizona Republic
      Top Lawyers of Arizona 2015, 2016, 2018
    • "10 Best" by the American Institute of Family Law | 2017
    • Arizona's Top Lawyers by AZ Business Magazine | 2012 & 2014
      Arizona's Top Lawyers by AZ Business Magazine | 2012 & 2014
    • 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona | 2013 By AZ Business Magazine
      50 Most Influential Women in Arizona | 2013
    • Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers | 2007 By Southwest Super Lawyers
      Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers | 2007
    • Award of Excellence by Scottsdale Bar Association 2009
      Award of Excellence by Scottsdale Bar Association 2009

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