Michelle joined the Atlanta Financial family in July 2018 as a Wealth Manager* bringing with her a background as an estate planning and elder law attorney.
Michelle's desire to work with individuals and families seeking financial guidance comes from a very personal place. In her last year of law school, her mom passed away unexpectedly. Michelle was faced with resolving her mom’s complex estate while balancing the inherent difficulties of a blended family.
The confusion and frustration Michelle experienced during her mom’s estate debacle gave her the motivation, and the heart, to serve clients in a very personal way. Michelle truly understands how important it is to ensure her clients are well cared for, listened to, and understood so that their wishes and goals are fulfilled.
Michelle is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and licensed attorney, receiving her finance degree from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and law degree from John Marshall Law School. She has also earned her Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Michelle has always been an active member of her community. From 2004 to 2008, Michelle served as a firefighter and first responder with the East Point Fire Department and from 2009 to 2012, Michelle served as a City Council appointed Member of the East Point Ethics Board. Additionally, Michelle volunteered for both Hospice Atlanta and Project Open Hand.
*Advisory services offered through Atlanta Financial Associates, Inc. are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.