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Michelle Heron has spent almost three decades as a trial lawyer and tireless advocate for her clients, including two decades as a family law attorney and five years assisting caregivers in obtaining orders to protect children in cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, and child neglect.

Although raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Michelle has been a Texan “by choice” since 1987. Michelle earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in 1994 after graduating from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Multinational Organizational Studies, Summa Cum Laude. She is a licensed attorney in both Texas and Maryland.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law


  • Licensed to practice law in Texas since 1994 and in Maryland since 2000
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S. Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Certified as ad litem for children and adults


  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas: Juris Doctorate – May 1994
  • St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas: Bachelor of Arts – May 1991, Major: Multinational Organizational Studies, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (Solo Attorney of the Year 2006)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Texas Bar College, Member

Texas Bar College Member

Pro Bono/Community Service Activities

  • Former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ascension Day School of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension
  • Volunteer with The Family Place
  • Volunteer with Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Volunteer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
  • Current member of the Advisory Board for the Paralegal Program at Dallas College
  • Parent volunteer with the City of Plano Swimmers


  • Michelle Heron and Melissa Cason, “Achieving Permanency without CPS Removal: the Role of Family Lawyers in CPS-Adjacent Litigation”, presented to caseworkers from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Dallas region, on September 16, 2020
  • Michelle Heron and Lillian Ferguson, “Flipping the Script: DFPS and Family Lawyers Answer Each Other’s Questions About Helping Relatives Protect Children” presented as Continuing Legal Education to the Dallas Bar Association, June 2020
  • Michelle Heron, “Ins and Outs of Child Support and Its Ramifications Beyond Family Law”, presented as Continuing Legal Education to the Dallas Bar Association at the University of North Texas, Dallas College of Law, May 2016