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Michelle Walker

Michelle Walker represents individuals and businesses in both bankruptcy and complex litigation.  She has been recognized by her peers as among the top young bankruptcy lawyers in North Carolina, named a Rising Star in consumer bankruptcy law by North Carolina Super Lawyers and named a “Young Gun” in bankruptcy law in the Business North Carolina Legal Elite.




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Michelle received her J.D. with honors in 2010 from the UNC School of Law, where she was awarded the school’s highest merit scholarship as a Chancellors’ Scholar. While attending law school, she served as an Article and Note Editor of the First Amendment Law Review and received a Gressman-Pollitt Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy as Best Appellee.


She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and Spanish from the University of Georgia in Athens in 2007, where she graduated as a First Honor Graduate by maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA and was inducted as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society for academic excellence.  Michelle served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Linda Stephens of the N.C. Court of Appeals and worked as a legal consultant to Dex One Corporation in Cary, N.C. She also served as a research assistant to Melissa B. Jacoby, Graham Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), assisting in research regarding bankruptcy and commercial law.


In 2012, Michelle was appointed to the Orange County Animal Services Advisory Board by the county’s Board of Commissioners, and she currently serves as Chair. On the board, she is responsible for providing input and advice to the Animal Services Department, including reviewing the allocation of resources, assisting in planning programs and advising the Animal Services Director on policies and operation of the Animal Services Department. She also serves as a regular volunteer at the Orange County Animal Services Center.

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J.D. with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law; Chancellors’ Scholar; Article and Note Editor, First Amendment Law Review

B.A. with honors, Political Science and Spanish, University of Georgia; First Honor Graduate; Phi Beta Kappa



All North Carolina State Courts, All North Carolina Federal Courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Star General Litigation 2014, 2016
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers – Rising Star Consumer Bankruptcy 2017
  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite – Young Gun, Bankruptcy 2017


  • Chair, Orange County Animal Services Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association