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A. Michelle Fulton

Born in West Monroe, Louisiana and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, Michelle was educated at Parkway High School in Bossier City, where she graduated in 1987. She went on to attend Kansas State University, where she received a BA in English in 1997. While at KSU, she was active in Student Government and a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. She was also honored in the Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities.

Career Experience

Areas of Practice

Family Law
– Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Adoption, Name Changes
Estate Planning
Civil and Family Mediation

Litigation Percentage

10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certification / Specialties

Mediator – Civil and Family

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2001

Education

Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law

  • Houston, Texas
  • 2001 – J.D.
  • Honors: Cum Laude, Dean’s List Spring 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001, American Jurisprudence Awards

Kansas State University

  • Manhattan, Kansas
  • 1997 – B.A. in English
  • Honors: Member – Golden Key National Honor Society, Dean’s List, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
Honors and Awards

American Jurisprudence Award – Trial Law, 2000
American Jurisprudence Award – Oil and Gas, 2000
Houstonia – Top Family Lawyer – 2013 and 2014
Houstonia – Top Lawyer – 2013 and 2014
H-Houston Magazine – Top Family Lawyer – 2015, 2017 and 2018
H-Houston Magazine – Top Lawyer – 2015, 2017 and 2018
Texas Bar College, Fellow
Pro Bono College, Member
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – Top Family Lawyer – 2016-2017
Noticed – Top Family Lawyer – 2018
Lawyers of Distinction – Top Family Lawyer – 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

Texas State Bar
Member since 2001

Bay Area Bar Association
Member/Past President-Elect and President – 2005 – 2010

Galveston Family Law Bar Association
Member, 2003 – 2008

Texas State Bar College
Member, Fellow – 2003 – Current

Galveston Mediator’s Association
Member/President – 2007 – 2010, 2018

Galveston County Bar Association
Member/Treasurer 2003 – 2012

Pro Bono College
Member

Texas Family Law Foundation
Member

Galveston Adoption Day Foundation, 2006 – 2008
Treasurer

Past Employment Positions

First Circuit Court of Appeals, Houston – Legal Intern, 2000
The Powell Law Firm – Attorney, 2003

Fraternities / Sororities

Phi Alpha Delta

Birth Information

West Monroe, Louisiana, United States of America

Memberships

In 2000, Michelle served as a judicial intern under Justice Tim Taft at the First Circuit Court of Appeals. She was also a member of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. She attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2001.

Michelle is currently a member of the Texas State Bar, the Galveston County Bar Association, the Galveston County Mediator’s Association, the Texas State Bar College, and the Texas Pro Bono College. Michelle is also a Civil and Family Mediator and serves as a court-appointed CPS attorney when needed. In the community setting, Michelle is an active member of her church and is active in helping her granddaughter, Hannah, a supermodel on the rise, run her 501©3 Organization that raises money for the homeless and the hungry.

Personal Life

Married to Clayton Kilgore, they have four children between them, three boys and one girl between the ages of 25 and 38, eleven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Michelle’s own personal tragedies fueled her desire to become an attorney and help families avoid the mistakes that she saw firsthand- mistakes which could have been avoided with proper planning. With a rise in the number of incidents of stroke and other ailments that render one incapable of making their own decisions, Michelle realized that planning for incapacity was just as important as planning for disposing of one’s property upon death. Having gone through a divorce of her own, Michelle also saw a deep need for parties facing divorce to learn to co-parent effectively and get through the trauma of divorce without bitterness and hostility. Her personal experiences have made her more approachable, more sympathetic, and more dedicated to improving the quality of life for as many people as she can. Her faith in God gives her a unique perspective and ability to zealously advocate for her clients while utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods that reduce stress and mitigate the financial ramifications of litigation.

In her time off, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, writing poetry, journaling, sailing, reading, watching movies, and having huge family and friend get-togethers.

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