Michelle is an Associate in the Raleigh office, where she focuses her practice on commercial litigation, employment litigation, and product liability. 

Michelle joined the Firm's litigation team after developing her pre-trial experience both in private practice and as a law clerk.  

Michelle previously worked as an Associate at an international law firm where she assisted clients in complex commercial litigation, including class action and multidistrict litigation. 

She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Joi E. Peake for the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of North Carolina before joining Alston & Bird in Raleigh. Michelle received her J.D., magna cum laude, from William & Mary Law School in 2017, where she was a member of the William & Mary Law Review. Michelle received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2006.

Community & Professional


  • Law Firm Anti-Racism Alliance – Healthcare Working Group Committee
  • North Carolina Bar Association – Women in the Legal Profession Committee
  • 100+ Hours of Pro-Bono Legal Work – 2021, 2022

Outside Maynard Nexsen

Michelle spends most of her free time with her family.  Michelle is also an avid crocheter and has amassed an impressive (unhealthy) yarn collection. 



  • Listed in Best Lawyers, "Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation (2024)




  • State Bar: North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court: North Carolina (Eastern, Middle, Western)
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