Scottsdale Divorce Lawyer | Owens & Perkins, Attorneys at Law

Michelle J. Perkins, Esq.

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.

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 / 2020
  • Top Lawyers—For Excellence and Achievement by the Arizona Republic / 2015 / 2016 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020
  • 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 / 2020
  • 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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Arizona Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’
Organization (11 years)

Successful Women Owners Network
(“SWON”)

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.

AV Preeminent Rated 2020

Top-Rated Lawyer 2020

Martindale Hubbell 2020

Top Lawyers 2020

Lawyers.com 2019

Judicial Edition 2019

Martindale-Hubbell 2019

Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell | 2019

AZ Republic Top Lawyers 2019

AV Preeminent 2019

Client’s Choice Award by Avvo | 2012-2019

Top Lawyers of Arizona 2015, 2016, 2018

For Excellence and Achievement by the Arizona Republic

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2018

AZ Republic Top Lawyers 2018

Avvo Top-Rated Award 2018

Jan 30, 2018

AV Preeminent Rating 2018

“10 Best” by the American Institute of Family Law | 2017

AV Preeminent Rating – Judicial Edition | 2018

Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell 2013-2015

Lifetime Achievement Award, Successful Women Owners Network 2016

Avvo Top-Rated Lawyer 2017

Client Champion Platinum by Martindale-Hubbell | 2017

Arizona’s Top Lawyers by AZ Business Magazine | 2012 & 2014

50 Most Influential Women in Arizona | 2013

By AZ Business Magazine

Top 5% of Family Law Lawyers | 2007

By Southwest Super Lawyers

Award of Excellence by Scottsdale Bar Association 2009

AV Preeminent Rated – Martindale-Hubbell

Highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and
Ethical Standards by both peers and judges

Martindale Hubbell 25 Year Anniversary

Rated AV Preeminent 5 years

Nation’s Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Lifetime Achievement Award – America’s Top 100 Attorneys

Avvo

What Sets Us Apart?

We Treat Our Clients Like Family

Family Owned and Operated

Highly-Rated and Recognized

90+ Years Combined Legal Experience

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