Attorney Profile

About the Attorney, Michel L. Watson

As a Florida native, I received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Legal Studies and Business Management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando (Go Knights!). Before attending law school at Barry University School of Law, I defended Ford Motor Company in automotive manufacturer warranty disputes and state lemon law claims. I often resolved cases through mediation and arbitration to avoid unnecessary litigation.

I interned at the Moore Justice Center during the mortgage foreclosure crisis of 2008, working with the honorable Judge Charles M. Holcomb, and Judge Larry Johnson. As part of the Foreclosure Division team, I worked tirelessly to handle the storm of foreclosure filings from banks and lending institutions, as borrowers in default sought modification, financial debt counseling, and federal assistance to save their homes.

I have experience in criminal, family law, and debt litigation. I have worked in County and Circuit courts throughout Florida. Flying all over Florida to litigate cases provided a tremendous opportunity to learn from many different judges and lawyers.

Prior to opening the firm, I worked as an Associate Attorney for Mario, Gunde, Peters, Rhoden & Kelley representing clients in all areas of Family Law including Dissolution of Marriage, Alimony, Time-Sharing, Parenting, Child Support, Enforcement/Modifications, Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family services, Paternity, Distribution of Martial Assets and Liabilities, and many other issues. Before I found my love for family law, I worked as an Associate Attorney, representing Plaintiffs in creditor actions as well as State Farm Auto Insurance, handling automotive accident and property damage subrogation cases. I continue to practice in these areas and have expanded my practice areas into adoptions, domestic violence, wills, landlord/tenant, and real estate matters.

Focused on Family

I have lived in Brevard County for over 37 years. When away from the office, I enjoy time with my husband and my two very active children. We share a lot of time at home, enjoying our chickens and pigs on our family hobby farm and experimenting with different methods of homesteading. On cool weekend mornings, you’re sure to find me up early with my children enjoying the sounds of my free range chickens as we eat breakfast on the back porch admiring the chickens as they free range. You can reach me in the office at (321) 362-7891 or by using the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.