I opened my firm in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2014. Since then, I have built a client base of people who find themselves going through what may be the most stressful time of their lives. I love my work, both inside and outside of the courtroom, and I am continually inspired by the resilience and strength of my clients. Originally from Northern Virginia, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and then I graduated magna cum laude from George Mason School of Law in 2012.
- I am a mom to two wonderful boys. Becoming a mom opened my eyes to the enormous demands placed on caregivers to children. I use that perspective to ensure my clients get a fair hearing by presenting these demands in a clear and persuasive manner.
- When I’m not in the courtroom, I satisfy my competitive spirit by practicing judo and I have competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions.
Champion of Other Women
- I am the past president of the Roanoke Chapter of Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association, and I have been active on both the state and local boards. I founded and I currently chair the Member Recognition Committee. This committee recognizes that historically the achievements of women have not been as visible as those of our male counterparts, and I work to have the achievements of our members recognized.
- Recognizing that women may not have enough networking opportunities, I have organized gatherings of women or various ages and backgrounds. I believe also in paying it forward, and I look for opportunities to provide support to younger women.
- I enjoy speaking engagements on a variety of topics. Some of the topics I am most passionate about are: the practice of family law, representing women who have been the victims of physical and emotional abuse, practicing law as a woman in a male dominated field, how to start your own firm, and juggling the demands of motherhood and a career.
- I have most recently given presentations for Washington & Lee School of Law, the University of Maryland School of Law, the Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association, Virginia Tech, Roanoke WFIR radio, and the 2019 Roanoke Mom Expo.
- I have written articles on many topics, including emotional abuse, keeping your family together after a divorce, divorce statistics, feeling shame after a divorce, concerns about the reaction of children during a divorce, shared custody, and challenges fathers face in a custody battle.
- My articles have been published in: Brazen Women, CNBC, Today, Justipedia, Redbook, Empowering Parents, Ms. Career Girl, Mom’s Choice Awards, and Above the Law.
- I also maintain a blog.
Licenses and Leadership Positions
- Licensed to Practice Law in Commonwealth of Virginia since 2012
- Passed the Virginia State Bar in 2012
- Admitted to practice in the Western District of Virginia 2014
- Past President of the Salem Roanoke County Bar Association
- Past President of the Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Women’s Attorney’s Association
Michele has over thirty years of paralegal experience in private law practice in the Roanoke Valley. Without Michele’s dedication and attention to detail, Davis Law Practice would not be able to deliver the highest quality of representation to our clients. Michele has remarkable knowledge of complex legal drafting, subpoena rules, and discovery procedures, and she is well-liked and respected by the local clerks and judges’ secretaries. Her kindness and calm demeanor, both on the phone and in person, are reassuring to clients during a stressful time. Michele is a mom herself, so she understands how much is on the line in custody litigation. She grew up in Franklin County, and enjoys hiking and being in nature during her free time.