Michelle graduated from the University of Georgia in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree. After graduation, she spent several years in sales and the paint industry prior to attending Charleston School of Law.
While in law school, Michelle was a member of the Charleston Law Review, Trial Advocacy Board and president of the Charleston School of Law student division of the Federal Bar Association. Michelle earned several CALI Awards for academic excellence, and she took part in mock trial competitions while at Charleston School of Law. In addition, her article on the admissibility of other similar incidents in design defect cases was published in the 2012 Student Works Edition of the Charleston Law Review.
Following law school, Michelle briefly worked for a small plaintiffs firm in Mt. Pleasant before clerking for the Honorable Perry H. Gravely in the 13th Circuit for nearly two years. Michelle joined Clawson and Staubes as an associate in the firm's Greenville office in 2017. She practices in the firm's civil litigation section with a focus on insurance defense. Michelle also has an interest in business law and products liability.
After spending much of her life in the Charleston area, Michelle is enjoying exploring Greenville. This experience is even more fun when she can share it with her family, friends, or dog, Izzy. Whenever Michelle has a chance, she attempts to see how much of her grandmother's green thumb she has inherited - only a small amount of her grandmother's talent would be a blessing. And, of course, Saturdays in the fall are spent cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs.
- Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
- Motor Vehicle Liability
- Premises Liability
- South Carolina, 2013
- University of Georgia, Bachelor of Science, 2002
- Charleston School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2013
Honors and Awards
- Charleston Law Review, Associate Student Works Editor, 2012-2013
- Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, champion team member, 2012
- CALI Awards: Legal Research and Writing, Judicial Writing, Pleadings and Practice, and Equity
Professional Associations and Memberships
- South Carolina Bar
- Greenville County Bar Association
- Using Daubert Principles to Determine if Other Incidents are
- Substantially Similar in Design Defect Cases, 6 Charleston Law Review 685 (2012).