150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Michelle D. Connell

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Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

Contact Information

Office:
4101 Lake Boone Trail
Suite 300
Raleigh NC 27607
Work (919) 781-4000
Fax (919) 781-4865


Practice State

North Carolina

Introduction

Ms. Connell is one of only three attorneys in the State of North Carolina who is a Board Certified Specialist in both Family Law and Appellate Law. Of these attorneys, Ms. Connell is one of only two double specialist who litigates in both the trial and appellate courts.

Emphasis

Traditional Client Representation, Litigation in Trial and Appellate Courts

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Education

Wake Forest University School of Law, JD, 1990

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, BA Psychology, BA English, 1986

Board Certified Specialist:  Appellate Law, Family Law

Legal Organizations

  • Chairperson, Family Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2010-11;
  • Member, Appellate Rules Committee of North Carolina Bar Association, 2004-present;
  • Member of Council, NCBA Appellate Law Section, 2013 to present;
  • Continuing Legal Education Chair, NCBA Appellate Law Section, 2015-16;
  • Member, NCBA Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2014-15;
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends Committee, Member 2011-12;
  • Member, NCBA Continuing Legal Education Committee 2015-16;
  • 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee, 2013 to present;
  • Vice-Chairperson, Family Law Section North Carolina Bar Association, 2009-10;
  • Treasurer, Family Law Section North Carolina Bar Association, 2007-09;
  • Committee chairperson, Domestic Violence Committee Family Law Section North Carolina Bar Association, 2005-07;
  • Council Member, Family Law Section North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-2006;
  • Secretary, Appellate Rules Committee of North Carolina Bar Association, 2005-07;
  • Awards

    Named to North Carolina Legal Elite, 2012, 2103, 2014, 2015; Named to North Carolina Super Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2015;

    CLE Presentations

    • Death and Equitable Distribution, 2001, 2002, NCBA Family Law Intensive;
    • Walking through the Appellate Process, 2003, NCBA Family Law Post-Trial and Appelate Practice;
    • Appellate Procedure, 2004, Forsyth County Bar Association, CLE Seminar;
    • Family Law Case Updates for the years 2007, 2009, 2010, NCBA Family Law Annual Meetings;
    • Prepaing an Appellate Brief, 2008, NCBA Practical Skills Seminar;
    • Rule 45, 2009, NCBA Family Law Seminar, Deal of No Deal, Attacking/Enforcing Agreements, Orders and Awards;
    • Talking the Walk, A Conversational Tour of a Case on Appeal, 2010, NC Family Law Specialists Annual Meeting;
    • Family Law Cast Update, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 NCBA Continuing Legal Education, Year In Review;
    • Post-Trial remedies and Appellate Practice, 2011, 2012,  NCBA Family Law Intensive Seminar;
    • Alienation of Affections and Criminal Conversation, 2012, NC Family Law Specialists Annual Meeting;
    • Stays, Enforcement, Bonds, Enforcement of Orders Pending Appeals, NCBA Appellate CLE, 2013, 2014;
    • Discovery, Depositions, Motions and Trial Procedures, Basics in Family Law (Bootcamp for Family Law Attorneys), NCBA, 2014

    Continuing Legal Education Course-Planner:

    • Bedded and Imbedded Taxes, 2007, 2008, NCBA Family Law Intensive Seminar;
    • N.C, Family Law Specialist Annual Meeting for July, 2012, N.C. State Bar;
    • Who you gonna call? Fall, 2014, NCBA Family Law Section;
    • NCBA Appellate Section Annual Meeting and CLE Appeals: The Next Level, Fall, 2015, NCBA Family Law Section;
    • Ethics Instructor, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Campbell University in conjunction with the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission of Professionalism, 2004, (2 day intensive ethics program for first year law students.)

      Ethics Instructor, Elon School of Law in conjunction with the North Carolina Chief Justice's Commission of Professionalism, 2008, (2 day intensive ethics program for first year law students.)

    AAML Chapter

    Symposium Chairperson, 2015

    Secretary, 2016

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